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Visual Narrative of the story of Anthracite coal in Scranton, PA.
Scranton Coal Story
Mixed Media
12"H x 9"W x 7.5"D (Variable)

This is a mixed media assemblage of boxed jewels of the Scranton, PA Anthracite Coal Mining Industry. This is a visual narrative of the stages of coal; it's formation from plant life millions of years ago (lowest level drawer), to it's mining in the 19th & 20th centuries in Scranton, PA (middle level) and end result of combusted culm in the form of red ash (lid;top level). Red ash is a waste product from culm piles that burned and caused air pollution in Northeastern Pennsylvania for many years after coal production ended.