"Shearing Steel Right Down Their Alley" c. 1939

Title

"Shearing Steel Right Down Their Alley" c. 1939

Subject

Lukens Steel Mill, William Taylor, Samuel Allen, James Pearson, John Lewis, Pompey Robinson

Description

An image of five black Lukens Steel Mill workers taken in Coatesville, Pennsylvania during the late 1930s. Pompey Robinson was the trimmer and William Taylor, Samuel Allen, James Pearson and John Lewis were side-hands. This image depicts the clothing of mill workers as well as a caption providing more insight to the particular jobs of the individuals.

Creator

Lukens Life Magazine

Source

National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

c. 1939

Contributor

Shila Scott, Melanie Pezdirtz

Rights

Courtesy of the National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photo

Files

Lukens Workers 1939.jpg

Citation

Lukens Life Magazine, “"Shearing Steel Right Down Their Alley" c. 1939,” Goin' North, accessed February 21, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/390.