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Photo, Print, Drawing Engine block, used as foundation support

About this Item


  • Engine block, used as foundation support


  • Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • April 15, 2000


  • -  Community development
  • -  Vernacular architecture
  • -  Recycling
  • -  Coffee pots
  • -  Car parts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Pettry Bottom


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Event: Documentation of log cabin built by Woody Boggs on Pettry Bottom.
  • -  Woody Boggs built this log cabin in 1999-2000, using poplar and chestnut boards from the dismantled Coffee Pot at Edwight. The Coffee Pot was for decades a community gathering place and teen hangout at the mouth of Hazy Creek. Here it is recycled into a log cabin where musicians now gather each Friday night to pick and harmonize on the porch.


  • 35 mm Color Slide

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C101-08

Source Collection

  • Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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Credit line

Coal River Folklife Project collection (AFC 1999/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Hufford, Mary. Engine Block, Used as Foundation Support. Pettry Bottom Raleigh County West Virginia, 2000. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Hufford, M. (2000) Engine Block, Used as Foundation Support. Pettry Bottom Raleigh County West Virginia, 2000. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Hufford, Mary. Engine Block, Used as Foundation Support. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.