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A miner waiting to go to work during the night shift at the Virginia- Pocahontas Coal Company mine, 1974

A miner waiting to go to work during the night shift at the Virginia- Pocahontas Coal Company mine, 1974

jaymole

Shoulda been a movie star god damn


mamacrocker

STRONG Paul Newman vibes. Coulda been a stunt double? You have to be pretty brave and fit to be a miner.


CaptainJackWagons

I literally thought for a split sec "is that Paul Newman?"


_coolranch

Plot twist: dude was just going full character actor. Also, it's Paul Newman.


ranager69

I get a more Mining Don Draper


Guntztuffer

Huey Lewis was my first thought


vbcbandr

Brave, fit and willing to die of black lung. FIFY


headphones_J

"I'm a mer-MAN!"


doodle02

yup, newman was my first thought


GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI

I watched this guy eat 50 eggs once.


TheGreachery

Newman for sure. The dude’s eyes and forehead gave me a Franc Jameso vibe before the rest of his face scrolled into view.


rweeks3307

And then he died of black-lung disease.


GenericUsername_1234

Mer-man! MER-MAN!


riegspsych325

^^cough ^^cough


djseafood

You're as dead to me as your dead mother.


hillzoticus

I got the black lung pop


Meatbasketbingo

Goood lord that's one of the most handsome men I've ever seen.


lobochica

Clean up on aisle 5.


CollegeAssDiscoDorm

Get a bucket and a mop for this...


Elgato13

He can kill my canary any time.


jefferson497

Slap a push broom mustache on him and you have Burt Reynolds


IGotMyPopcorn

He could push my broom.


Queen__Antifa

I’d work the night shift with him; overtime. 😎


PaperLioness

He better be like 5' tall or something because that is not fair.


A_L_A_M_A_T

5' tall with a 7" cock


SturmFee

Danny DeVito?


[deleted]

5' was 5'11 in those days /s


AdvisesPTTs

Yeah, good lucks AND a cushy job where you don't have to deal with inclement weather


SnakeDokt0r

A cushy coal mining job?


Cethinn

Yeah, they had great company housing and had the privilege of shopping at a company store! When they couldn't work their bosses even took care of their wives sexual needs for them! What a great gig. Too bad the union's had to go and ruin it for all the other hard working amaericans.


unassumingdink

Lowest incidence of sunburn of any profession. Even on your day off, the layer of fine particulate matter on your skin will help stop harmful UV rays! Wait, strike that. I'm being told there is no day off.


MrHipsterJesus

You load sixteen tons what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go. I owe my soul to the company store.


SnakeDokt0r

Where do I sign up??


PM_UR_TITS_SILLYGIRL

Amazon.


ThoughtCondom

They don’t make us like they use to


starfleetdropout6

Damn he can mine my shaft.


gunluver

But can he put his shaft in your mine?


bloatedkat

Just about every chisel jawed blue collar guy from those days had movie star looks.


stretchmaker7560

Used to play that town in football... now they can't even field a team and all that's left is a museum of the mine he used to work in.


pseudocultist

Look kids, coal bucket.


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Ooooooooooo 👀


DOugdimmadab1337

Pennsylvania, the land of crumbling mining towns replaced by nothing.


UVFShankill

It's Pocahontas, Virginia.


snielson222

It's not far from PA and it's a story that's been told a thousand times in a thousand poor little Appalachian towns.


woodenbiplane

As someone from Southwest Va, PA is pretty far dude.


Muad-Dass

Yeah where I’m from in SW VA, you’d have to cross the entire state of WV bottom to top to hit PA or go all the way up VA and cross Maryland.


UVFShankill

Yeah I know I live here in PA just outside the anthracite region.


vibe2tribe

My family is four generations out of the mine, and we’re still affected. It took everything from them, and they couldn’t stop giving. Times were harder back then, but they learned to live on the simple things. They put up with each other even when the other person is slowly going down no matter how much it hurt. It was truly beautiful.


stretchmaker7560

Knowing how my my fellow Appalachian people have been used and abused over the years breaks my heart... seems like the rest of the country only wanted us for fighting , hardwood, and coal and when the boys in West Virginia needed help they dropped bombs on them. The resiliency of the people in these mountains shouldn't go overlooked.


Trailmagic

What was the event where they bombed West Virginia?


Muad-Dass

Probably referring to the battle of Blair Mountain. My ancestors fought for the unions in the coal wars.


slightlysmirking

It’s referred to as the Battle of Blair Mountain or the WV Mine Wars. It’s a bit of US history that most people aren’t aware of.


lsildur

Mine's (excuse the pun) now three generations out. I've been down there a few times to visit the family that stayed around the Grundy - Welch area. It's pretty wild, truly a forgotten part of the world. My part of the family had been there for 100+ years before they finally started emigrating.


anotheroutlaw

I also played Pocahontas in football and basketball in high school in the late 90s. Does the school still exist?? It was the worst bus ride of the entire season getting out there.


stretchmaker7560

Last I knew it still existed... yea I took the bus ride from galax va, unlike pocahontas, galax is a furniture town.


ChiefBerube

I think I’m getting the black lung, pop


That_doesnt_go_there

For christ's sake, Derek. You've been down there for one day.


jimithelizardking

Who’s winning the match?


LiveMaineLobster

State.


Sen7ryGun

Mer-*MAN*!


_stabbit

*ahem ahem ahem*


JeffXBO

i had to scroll too far for this


bravedoll606

He’s hot as hell!


maneki_neko89

r/vintageladyboners (I see it’s been crossed posted there an hour ago, lol)


Uranusisaflytrap

Thanks for the sub lmao


Bluest_waters

He's probably dead of black lung disease by now


Sumdud13

Thanks Debbie


borgchupacabras

You're welcome Susan


mymorningjibboo

Susan… straight shooter? No, that ain’t right


That_doesnt_go_there

The ones where she barely makes it through them are the best.


mrsringo

I bet his corpse is still mildly attractive


BellaR124

That might be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen.


PaperLioness

Can you imagine the shoulder rubs this guy must have given? I remember having a neighbor who repaired industrial HVAC systems for a living. One time at a neighborhood get together he came up behind me and squeezed my shoulders. I basically turned into a puddle and I'm a guy.


Sauce-Dangler

Ever consider that he was into guys?


hubrisoutcomes

Not possible the gays didn't exist yet


BillyFuckingTaco

This is actually true. I saw a flash animation about it on new grounds in 2002.


El_Zarco

Ah yes. The Big Gay Bang


Aryaras99

It’s true I was the bang


FruitbatNT

Why you gotta be like that. Now I have to spend 3 hours forgetting that 2002 was 19 years ago.


Sir_McAwesome

Only flamboyant dancing men


shhsandwich

I've seen Three's Company. The gays totally existed, they were just the butt of every joke. lol


macabre_irony

Ever consider that OP is now into guys?


ItDontMather

That’s what I’m sayin


jab116

Your Oreos might be the hottest thing I’VE ever seen! Can you pm me the recipe?


Thebanks1

Is Oreos slang for? Oh never mind. Those are yummy looking Oreos.


Taowulf

I gained 20 pounds just by looking at the pictures.


mr_minerman

Shoot your shot player


Citizen-Kang

The man is not joking. Those things look DELICIOUS!


ksavage68

Dang. Actual Oreos. And I was expecting something else. Not even mad, these look awesome!!


oxfordbags

hope she sees this bro


WISavant

If she does can I get that recipe too?


Kunundrum85

I would like her to start a mega thread of those recipes because y’all are not lying. THOSE OREOS ARE NEXTFUCKINGLEVEL


SmokeyBare

Are you the guy in the photo?


jen4444

Holy cow! You're not wrong.


SemiKindaFunctional

Now you've got me feeling creepy, as I scan her profile for the Oreos. Okay, they do look amazing though.


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joker1288

Rainy day blue berry muffins please. Jesus they look amazing


jen4444

Honestly - their stuff all looks delicious AND beautiful.


Richeh

Hey, creepo. Reel it in, you're talking about a miner.


idelarosa1

Nah he was a miner in the 70s. It’s all different now


Condpa

I'm sure black lung disease has changed that.


[deleted]

The blacker the lung, the sweeter the kiss (as they say)


Innsmouth_Swimteam

Henry Cavill thanks you for your support!


toastedzen

Which month of their calendar was this?


No_Raptors

Yes. But I would never stop looking at that off- center chin dimple.


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HE MAKES CHIN DIMPLES ATTRACTIVE TO ME IS IT WITCHCRAFT


Chazzums

More like you would never stop aiming for that off center cleft. 😏


frankentriple

Holy shit my Dad worked for Pocahontas coal company from 1972-1984 in West Virginia. Shoutout to my Wyoming County Peeps! Herndon in the House!


you-pissed-my-pants

Did your dad know this guy?


CaRiSsA504

is your family still in WV? Hillbilly native here :)


frankentriple

Grandmas, uncles, and my brother. Mullens has an actual ROAD going to it now, with multiple lanes and an exit and everything. That place is going to take off any minute now. One day my family home may be worth THOUSANDS of dollars.


funkinatrix

I can't believe Paul Newman let his brother work the mines.


[deleted]

How else was he supposed to have *Newman's Own Coal*? Mine it himself?!


chesterSteihl69

I’m not gay, but damn I might be


BenAfleckIsAnOkActor

Is there a thing as too handsome where the attractiveness crosses over because uh


anotheroneyo

Yeah, like, I had to take a screenshot of this bc I was afraid I'd never see him again??? Like wtf?? That's too much, guy. Keeping the shot though...


idonthave2020vision

Uhhhh


blindeenlightz

Nobodies that straight.


Luuk341

Nah man, he is just a super good looking dude. Nothing gay aboht being able to admit that.


Hauwke

So much this, this dude has all the nice features, dang.


cooperia

Maybe his forehead is super long but hidden by helmet


thecelcollector

Letting that guy fuck you wouldn't be gay. It'd be rational.


pfazadep

Looks like an advert


HumbleGarb

Agreed. I’d bet good money it’s a close-up of a cigarette ad in a magazine. I almost feel like I’ve seen it before…


CubitsTNE

This photo was shot on a *big* lens cracked wide open, at a time where that wasn't terribly accessible. My money is on this being a cropped ad.


sunfacethedestroyer

The photographer was Jack Corn, a photojournalist and documentary photographer. It appears to be from a series commissioned by the EPA to show conditions in the mines. If you search for "documerica", Jack Corn, and include the mine name you'll find several links containing images from the series. Some of which have this image, while others don't. On mobile at work, or I'd provide better documentation. Definitely not an ad though.


hickgorilla

You mean another male model!


Ashamed_Werewolf_325

He really was really really ridiculously good looking


3mothsinatrenchcoat

That guy could visit my mineshaft any time he likes


[deleted]

He could give me tips in Minecraft


Cluelessish

Do you have a canary in there? When it dies you know it's time for a gyn checkup.


YallAreLovely

Wrong mineshaft. It's the one where you get the brown lung if your down there too long.


OdensGirth

And pinkeye


umheimlich

Holy fuck that's a handsome man 😍


Ellavemia

Keeping this guy down a mine is criminal.


El_Dentistador

It was a rescue strategy, thousands of volunteer women would rush to dig out the trapped miners by hand.


cor0na_h1tler

I can see why the men thought that he had to be hidden


Theslickmachine6

Handsome fella


ValerieShark

Whenever I think of mining idk why but I imagine like the early 1900s era. Like I know its still a job today but just always gave me that old timey vibe when I imagined it. But I saw a show recently and this guy was a modern miner and he got off work and was covered in dirt? It awoke something in me I didn't know existed. These guys are just so cool looking. Edit. All these miners responding now I feel shy/bashful 😂


idelarosa1

District 12 didn’t exist for nothing


timotheosis

It's still hard, dirty, and hazardous work, even with the cool machines we get to work with nowadays.


gedmansrevenge

Suddenly gay


eatsomecheesewithyou

To each his own. I’m not gay. I am suddenly a woman however and all I want is to look pretty for him.


cor0na_h1tler

suddenly trans


[deleted]

Suddenly (want to) Seymour


Junebug1515

is standing beside you


puck1996

Ok, we're definitely getting uglier guys


oxfordbags

If you watch footage of normal people from these eras they were ugly as fuck and looked 10 years older than their biological age.


Norwest

Yeah, this guy is probably 14


emotional_pragmatist

Minor miner


Desvelo

pubescent prospector


fh3131

Teen tinner


burtmaklin1

Roger roger


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goyotes78

Combination of healthier diets but also considerably wider cigarette consumption I'd assume.


culovero

Shit, I think every guy might be uglier than this dude.


STRYKER3008

Ikr. Feels like I cud high dive into dat chin dimple wtf


Kindly_Condition_810

Just saving his picture for..you know… research


luffmatcheen

Good lord.


elysecathleen

r/vintageladyboners


justlikesmoke

Oh dear lord thank you for my new subreddit.


KarmaKat101

Sort by top all time foremost


why-you-online

Very handsome!


dreadfulwater

This guy mines.


fernshade

DANG


catincal

Oh my. Be still my heart.


LongjumpingAd9719

He could have been the Marlboro Man.


Soangry75

Lung disease twinsies!


chabs1965

Oh momma


Indestructiblemom24

Omg so hot!!!!


AlkahestGem

Too wholesome handsome. Sorry what was this feed about?


wearealljustants

Can’t someone find out this guy’s story? Was he married? Was he gay? Did he get black lung disease? If not is he still alive and is there a Now pic?


BluegblnG

To think he was only 12 when this was taken...


MsMo999

Miner for Marlboro maybe


OceanRoseTheDolphin

🔥🔥🔥


StockRaker

Marlboro commercial dude


Vii74LiTy

There's definitely a reason HE was chosen for this photo.


NarcanPusher

Wow. Miner’s a good choice for this fellow. He was used to being in holes!


InternationalBus8936

He should have been waiting in a casing room. Good looking dude.


anonymous_being

/r/vintageladyboners


Dirtyoldwalter

The good thing about miners is how they go down


Sen7ryGun

That's a working man, a man's man, a woman's man, a ladies man, a manly man...


wearealljustants

What if he smiled and had totally jacked teeth. Would we all still want to bang him?


SwingJugend

More like /r/OldSchoolCoal


JohnsonMathi17

Hubba hubba, he’s dreamy.


Geneshairymol

There are some striking coal miners.


foolandhismoney

There is more to life than being a ridiculously good looking miner


Zealotstim

No way. This dude is a model for sure. Edit: holy crap I checked and it's real. What a waste of a one in a million face. Should have been in Hollywood.


Suudriusha

That smile hides pain


Jwave1992

He’s just enjoying the youthful time before black lung and a life of pained breathing sets in.


BarKnight

He's 17 in this picture


ChiefBerube

I think I’m getting the black lung, pop


zombuca

Mer-MAN, dad! Mer-MAN!


Igor_J

My great Grand Dad was a Pennsylvania coal miner and died of black lung. I never met him but Ive seen pics and he didnt look like this guy. This guy looks like the Mike Rowe of a coal miner.


xandrachantal

Look, look, look we will definitely use this time machine to stop Hitler but first qe got to stop in a mining town in 1974 for a few hours. I'm tryna see something.


Deetles64

Daddy? Sorry...daddy? Sorry..


tecampanero

this guy needs stop being a miner and go model