This is a Real Photo Post Card. The paper was made by Ansco of Binghamton NY. The trademark is CYKO. That trademark seems to have been discontinued in 1928, when Ansco merged with Agfa.
I acquired this card in East Tennessee from an individual who also didn’t know where it was, but was sold to me on the basis of the railroad stuff in the picture. I figured I could work out where it was. But I’ve had no luck. These places came and went fairly quickly in the early days of commercial coal mining.
They’re demolishing Moss #3, but it’s still a photo target-rich area. This is the control room for the rotary dump…TV, microwave, refrigerator. Anything to make the job easier…
This is the dump structure.
Looking through the rotary dump. My buddy standing there for scale.
These were all pulled out of a small-scale commercial coal mine in Kentucky, about a mile from Line Fork. We had talked with the owners and were shown the location of the mine, now closed. These rails and mine cars had been used in the mine. The sheep were merely bystanders.