Coal Wagon-McKim Coal Company-Southwest Corner of Second and Vine Streets

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Title

Coal Wagon-McKim Coal Company-Southwest Corner of Second and Vine Streets

Subject

Business enterprises; Transportation; Horse-drawn vehicles

Description

According to Harry Lemen's commentary, this was the last horse drawn coal wagon in Madison. Notice the smaller wheels in the front of the wagon. This was for maneuvering into tight spaces. Many folks who had coal furnaces will remember the clinkers that formed from the coal. A lot of the fireplaces in homes also burned coal. Most people under 30 years of age have never seen coal, but at one time, it warmed, moved and employed most everyone in the country.

Creator

Harry Lemen, photographer.

Source

Harry Lemen recollections

Date

Picture taken 1927

Contributor

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Please contact at 420 W. Main Street Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2744

Format

Scanned from photographic print created by Harry Lemen at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge. Scan is full frame of photograph. No correction of film errors. Slight sharpness and contrast adjustments.

Type

Still image

Identifier

"Lemen1211-coalwagon"

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Citation

Harry Lemen, photographer., "Coal Wagon-McKim Coal Company-Southwest Corner of Second and Vine Streets," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #124, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/124 (accessed April 23, 2014).