BECHER, Bernd & Hiller. Pennsylvania Coal Mine Tipples.

(Munich): Schirmer / Mosel, 1991.  First edition.  Square quarto.  Unpaginated.  Foreword by Charles B. Wright. Introductory essays by the Becher’s.  German text.  Becher’s haunting photographs of the clandestine mines built in the foothills, by jobless miners, to harvest small coal deposits using wooden mineheads or “tipples, after the Great Depression forced the closure of the existing mines.  A near fine copy in dust jacket.


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