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West Virginia Unemployment

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ March 1937. Scott's Run, West Virginia. "Johnson family -- father unemployed." Photograph by Lewis Hine

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Generations: September 1938. Mother, wife and child of unemployed coal miner. Marine, West Virginia. 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

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Scotts Run, West Virginia. Unemployed miner, March 1937 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

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Scott's Run, West Virginia. Miner's child - Father unemployable, March 1937 by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

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Scott's Run, West Virginia. Unemployed man attending meeting of the Workers Alliance Council, March 1937. The U.S. National Archives via Flickr.

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Walker Evans. Interior of unemployed man’s house. Morgantown, West Virginia. 1935

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Residents of McDowell County, W.Va., share memories and hopes for their rural community — in jeopardy because of high unemployment and an exodus of young people.