Photos, Prints, Drawings "Mountain Top Cemetery," spread out on field in front of Appalachian Folklife Center, created by Carol Jackson, an artist from Hinton, West Virginia Included in this shot is a tombstone for an "unnamed tributary of Horse Creek of the Big Coal River" [P
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Appalachian South Folklife Center (Pipestem, W. Va.)
New River (W. Va.)
- "Mountain Top Cemetery," spread out on field in front of Appalachian Folklife Center, created by Carol Jackson, an artist from Hinton, West Virginia Included in this shot is a tombstone for an "unnamed tributary of Horse Creek of the Big Coal River" [P
- 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
- - 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."
- - Event: Mountaintop Removal Summit.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C099-07
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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