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    • children, work (talking)

    • Interviews; Storytelling; Moonshine;
    • Earl Rife explains his work history, supporting his children, and tells a story to interviewer, Patty Mullins. His stills have been cut up over sixty times.
    • Tree felling and pacifying bees

    • Bees; Equipment; Lumber industry
    • Three men work on a bee tree. One man in a beekeeper's hat and gloves pacifies honey bees with a bee smoker, while the other two men cut the tree with a crosscut saw. Part of a series of photos of a bee hunting trip attributed to Ted Dehart.
    • Special Education

    • Special education; Children & adults; Studying; Tutoring;
    • Two instructors work with a special needs child.[NOTE: There are printer's marks around the edge.]
    • Special Education

    • Children; Bicycles & tricycles; Special education;
    • Two instructors work with a special needs child.[NOTE: There are printer's marks around the edge.]
    • Dining Hall

    • Students; Employees; Food; Eating & drinking;
    • Work students carry trays of food to hungry students in the cafeteria.
    • "Working" at the Vardy Presbyterian Church

    • Churches; Maintenance & repair
    • Community people would gather to work on church maintenance and making firewood. The school was also constructed in this manner. Here they are repairing the walkway. Mr. Leonard is at the left end of the saw.
    • father's work, sharecropping (talking)

    • Interviews; Sharecroppers; Interviews;
    • Daniel Womack talks about his youth and his father's sharecropping work. Since his religious conversion, he no longer plays the secular music he performed in his youth. The interviewer is Doug Day. Daniel grew up in Pittsylvania County, Virginia...
    • Men build buck fence

    • Fences; Equipment
    • Newton Hylton and an unidentified man work outside, building a buck fence. The man holds a pole steady as Hylton pounds it into the ground with a wooden mallet. Part of a series of photos on the construction of a buck fence.
    • mine work, roofbolting (talking)

    • Interviews; Mining;
    • Gene Carpenter talks with Kip Lornell about going to work in the mines near Gary, in McDowell County, West Virginia, roofbolting in the mines, and his occupation beforehand. Gene was born in Allegeny County, North Carolina, and lives in Grayson...
    • other mining tasks, Roofbolting Daddy (talking)

    • Interviews; Mining; Singing;
    • Gene Carpenter talks with Kip Lornell about going to work in the mines near Gary, in McDowell County, West Virginia, and a song he wrote about roofbolting in the mines. Gene was born in Allegeny County, North Carolina, and lives in Grayson County,...
    • accidents, black lung (talking)

    • Interviews; Mining;
    • Gene Carpenter talks with Kip Lornell about going to work in the mines near Gary, in McDowell County, West Virginia, and getting blacklung while in the mines. Gene was born in Allegeny County, North Carolina, and lives in Grayson County, Virginia,...
    • slate falls, close calls, pay (talking)

    • Interviews; Mining;
    • Gene Carpenter talks with Kip Lornell about going to work in the mines near Gary, in McDowell County, West Virginia, and some near disasters. Gene was born in Allegeny County, North Carolina, and lives in Grayson County, Virginia, where this...

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