Hardcoal Chronicles 40th

1973 - 2013

(Forty Years is a Career in Anything)
A Lifetime Behind the Lens

Scott D. Herring is the Hardcoal Region's Fiduciary Photographer; Entrusted with unprecedented access to Northeastern Pennsylvania's cultural and historic Anthracite Mining Families and Companies, Railroads, and associated Industries and Agents, originating what is believed to be the largest individually produced and funded body of work of its kind ever created in the Region's long history. As of the last (every-five-years) full inventory conducted immediately after the 35th Anniversary at the end of 2008, cataloging and associated call number assignment established a then-total roster of 146,197 images of the Anthracite Empire, its people, their landscape and legacy, as well as many associated and ancillary issues and connections throughout America and in three countries, to date comprising 242 portfolios-in-progress. None of these images have ever been sold for any personal profit — instead, when offered, they are exclusively available in support of the many worthy Hardcoal cultural heritage and historic restoration efforts throughout the Coal Region and eastern Pennsylvania. Componential breakdown of The HARDCOAL CHRONICLES inventory yields approximately 40% Railroading (including coal); 30% Mining (primarily coal); 20% Associated Industries & Issues; and 10% Ancillary images. As of the 2008 end count, roughly two-thirds of all that had been documented on film had already disappeared. Forebodingly, a significant portion of that two-thirds represents the only images of the subjects known to exist.


A1 Title plate
A2 Frontispiece
A3 Dedicatory
A4 Panels Intro
A5 The Region
A6 Overview
A7 Names & Titles
A8 Orientation
A9 Image Roster
A10 Farther Afield
A11 Portfolios
A12 Chronology
A13 thecoalman.com


C1 Metamorphic
C2 Mine Pits A
C3 Coal Holes
C4 Deep Mining
C5 Breakers
D1 People
D2 Pitch Black
D3 Coal Delivery
D4 PA Bituminous
D5 Soft Coal
D6 Mine Pits B
D7 Coaling Towers
E1 Coal Trains
E2 Coal Cars
E3 Non-Coal RR
E4 Car Shots
F1 Night Images
F2 Jim Lukens Art
F3 Anthracite Racing
F4 Racing Reunion


H1 Linking Up
H2 Homecoming
H3 Photographers
H5 “Last Call” continued
K1 Acknowledgements
K2 Thank You
K3 Honorees
K4 Ambassador
K5 Silver Images
K6 Framers
K7 Dan's Camera
K8 Rob-Win Press
K9 Lew Graver
K10 Avanti Cigars
N1 “Year in the Life”
N2 The Work in 2011
N3 Continuity
N4 “Parting Shot”


Q1 Calendar
Q2 Show Venues
Q3 Visitors Welcome
Q4 Links
Q5 “On Hold”
Q6 Copyright Notice
Q7 Gifting of Images
Q8 Site Update
R1 Return