Maryville Mining Collection (15 total)
This collection contains photographs and documents related to the mining history of Maryville, most of them related to the Donk Bros. Mining Company. The items were digitized at the Maryville Heritage Museum and copies were donated to Madison Historical.
- Collection: Maryville Mining Collection
|Donk Brothers and Company Coal Advertisement||This is a color advertisment for the Donk Brothers Coal Company. The ad features a woman and child in front of a coal burning display and foldable billboard which reads "Office 522 Olive St. St. Louis" "Our 'Domestic" Cannot be Excelled in Purity Cleanliness and Free Buring Qualities" "Donk's 'Domestic" Bituminous Coal Lump Egg and Stove Sies" "Donk's Antracite Coal Best Grade All Sizes." Next to the stove is a bin full of coal labeled as "Anthracite" Coal from Donk. Antracite is a particularly desirable type of coal because it is particularly hard and clean burning.||circa 1900s||November 13, 2019|
|1910 Postcard with Labeled Buildings of the Exteriror of the Donk Brothers Mine no. 2||This is a postcard with individual buildings labeled of the exteriror of the Donk Brothers Mine no. 2 site. The mine was in operation from 1902 to 1925. The Poscard image was taken in March of 1910.||circa 1910s - 1920s||November 13, 2019|
|Exteriror image of the Donk Brothers Mine no. 2||This is a back and white image of the exteriror of the Donk Brothers Mine in Maryville, Illinois. The image is labeled "Donk Colliery Maryville ILL." Three buildings are visible in the image including the tall exteriror of the mine entrance, four smokstacks, as well as a power line in the foreground. The second image is an edited version of the original commissioned by the Maryville Heritage Association. The image is undated, but the mine was in operation from 1902 to 1925.||circa 1910s - 1920s||November 13, 2019|
|1915 First Annual Picnic of the Maryville Chapter of the International Hod Carriers Union||This is a black and white panoramic group image of the "First Annual Picnic" of the Maryville, Il local chapter of the International Hod Carriers Union which took place September, 6th of 1915. The miners are werearing suits with ties and have ribbons pinned onto the left side of their chests. The chapter number is listed as 1802 on the front of the image. On the top left corner of the photograph is written "Photo By Idoux Schnieder Center Bldg St. Louis." Miners in the top right corner are holding a "United Mine Workers of America" banner with their local chapter information running across the top of the banner.||1915||November 13, 2019|
|Donk Mine entrance||This is a black and white image of four men sitting at the entrance of the Donk Mine no. 2 shaft. The men are holding tools such as a pic ax and welding gear. All four of the men are wearing lighted helmets. Rough cut wooden support beams are prominent thorughout the mine shaft. The image is undated but the mine was in operation from 1902 to 1925.||circa 1910s - 1920s||November 13, 2019|