COLOR PHOTO OF THE CHERRY COAL MINE MODEL.
Series 1 of 10 picture 1 of 4.
When the coal miners walked to work on the morning of Nov. 13th, 1909 the sky
was clear and it was unseasonably warm. Little did they know the day would be written in the pages
of history. The mine disaster would be the worst in the nation.
Only Black and white photos exist of the Cherry mine site, because the use of color film was
still decades away. But in June of 1999 I was able to photograph the model I built of the mine site. I took numerous pictures
with color film. As mentioned before, I set up the entire layout outdoors. I wanted the real sky and horizon as my backdrop.
I was very pleased with the way the photos came out. This photo below is an overall view of the site looking northwest. Every
year until 2009, which will mark the 100th anniversary, I will release a new set of photos of the model from this
outdoor photo session.