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Coal miner (Italian) takes a drink of wine in front of his home after coming home from work late in the afternoon.


“Coal miner (Italian) takes a drink of wine in front of his home after coming home from work late in the afternoon. “The Patch” Chaplin, West Virginia”.

Coal miner (Italian) takes a drink of wine in front of his home after coming home from work late in the afternoon. 1938. [1]

Coal miner (Italian) takes a drink of wine in front of his home after coming home from work late in the afternoon. 1938. [1]


[1] Wolcott, Marion Post. Coal miner (Italian) takes a drink of wine in front of his home after coming home from work late in the afternoon. “The Patch” Chaplin, West Virginia. 1938 Sept. Call Number: LC-USF34- 050329-E [P&P]. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa2000030766/PP/

  1. August 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Again interesting that there’s no glass and that the bottle is more like a spirit bottle than a wine bottle. Is there precedent for such bottles of wine in the USA?

    Graham

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  2. August 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I put the picture up because the title the Library of Congress uses contains wine and I thought it interesting that an Italian coal miner would drink wine in West Virginia. My first thought, in browsing through the images, is that it is a spirit bottle or flask and not a wine bottle. There are two other images of the same man holding a water bucket and another one holding his pipe. I don’t see the bottle/flask. I can’t tell if its glass or metal. There are photos of other interiors where you can see cutlery, metal containers, jars, etc.

  1. September 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

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