Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Hufford, Mary
Dates 1999
Location Pipestem
Summers County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
August
Community Activism
Ethnography
Mining
Mountaintop Removal
New River (W. Va.)
Parodies
Photographs
Public Art
Signs
Summer
T Shirts
Title
"Mountain Top Cemetery," spread out on field in front of Appalachian Folklife Center, created by Carol Jackson, an artist from Hinton, West Virginia
Contributor Names
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
Created / Published
August 26, 1999
Subject Headings
-  Mining
-  Signs
-  Mountaintop removal
-  August
-  Summer
-  Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
-  Community activism
-  New River (W. Va.)
-  Parodies
-  Public art
-  T-shirts
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Summers County -- Pipestem
Genre
Ethnography
Photographs
Notes
-  The Mountain Top Cemetery comprises more than a thousand tombstones made of cardboard. Each is inscribed with the name of a stream buried under valley fill. Jackson has also created protest puppets and costumes for King Coal and Mother Jones. She is wearing a t-shirt she designed, featuring the title of a protest song written by Ken Hecherland and George Dougherty, "Almost Level: West Virginia." Depicted on the t-shirt is Arch Mineral Corporation's dragline, "Big John."
-  Mountaintop Removal Summit.
Medium
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C099-03
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.mhc09903


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