Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Charles Joseph Deller

Digital image of Mable Alice Roark, Charles Joseph Deller, unknown girl, unknown boy,
unknown man, c. 1923, probably SE Kansas, original held by D. & M. Deller, Tulsa, OK. c. 2011

Besides the interesting hairdo and hats, the first thing I noticed was what appeared to be 'sand dunes'.  In fact, they're probably chat piles; remains from the ever present lead mining in SE Kansas, NE Oklahoma, and SW Missouri.  Charles worked in those mines in Picher, Oklahoma for a short time.  You can read more about it in this article about the Legacy of Mining and in an article, "Growing up in the Shadow of the Chat Piles."

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