|Title||Renton Coal Mine workers on strike, Renton, 1911 |
|Notes||The Renton Coal Mine was organized in 1873. Two mines, Talbot and Renton, produced coal continuously for the first ten years. In 1885-86, amid labor disputes, the mines closed. In 1895 local men reopened the mines as the Renton Cooperative Coal Company. In 1901 Seattle Electric bought the entire property and began mining on a large scale. The 1909 official report said the mines employed 325 men with a monthly payroll of $24, 000 and a daily production of 600 tons. In 1918 the mines closed [source of note: Morda C. Slauson. Renton: From Coal to Jets].|
Sign in image: Womens Local No. 1621, United We Stand, United We Fall, We Stand For Our Rights, Or Nothing AT ALL.
Handwritten on verso: Picture taken on Benson Road looking north, mine hoist at right, mine office at left, Renton Coal Mine, 1911.
Small girl right foreground: Lena Tamborini Roberts.
Renton Historical Society has a 35 mm negative of the original print on file.
Labor unions--Washington (State)--Renton
Renton Coal Mine--People--Washington (State)--Renton
Renton Coal Mine--Strikes--Washington (State)--Renton
Coal mining--Washington (State)--Renton
Ore industry--Washington (State)--Renton
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Renton Historical Museum Photograph Collection |
|Serial Number||169A |
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|Credit Line||Image 169A, Courtesy of the Renton Historical Society, Renton. |
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|Repository||Renton Historical Museum |
|Repository Collection||Thelma Illian Cross Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 5 x 7 1/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||A photographic print was scanned as a 3000 pixel wide TIFF image in 24-bit RGB, resized to 640 pixels in width and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |