Mystery Monday – Outside a Tar Paper Shack

In the early 20th century, a lot of people covered their houses in tar paper to protect them from rain and snow! This example comes to us from Fairview, 1910. However, it doesn’t come to us with names for the miners! Anyone recognize any of them?

Black and white photo of a group of men sitting in front of a shack. The front side of the shack is black, having tar paper tacked onto it

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