The J. Paul Getty Museum

Deep Pit Coal Miner Eating Lunch, Lookout, KY

Object Details

Title:

Deep Pit Coal Miner Eating Lunch, Lookout, KY

Artist/Maker:

Arthur Tress (American, born 1940)

Culture:

American

Place:

Lookout, Kentucky, United States (Place Created)

Date:

1968

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

2018.114.26

Dimensions:

24.2 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© Arthur Tress

Credit Line:

Gift of the Ottersons

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Object Description

Portrait of a coal miner sitting on a machine with a sandwich in one hand and a can of soda in the other. He wears a miner's helmet and looks upwards, and his face, hands, and clothes are covered in soot.