Coal Miner's Family photo of the poor family of a Coal Miner, Marine, West Virginia. It was created in 1938 by Marion Post Wolcott. Marion was a photographer noted for her spectacular work in documenting the poverty of the Great Depression.
During the Great Depression of the ninety-nine subsistence communities were built around the country as part of the New Deal to provide relief to unemployed families. The Tygart Valley Homestead was one of them.