Carrying coal for heat - seems a little strange - wonder how they got the coal?
The nets on their heads are to protect them from biting hordes of "white sock"
flies, also paradoxically called "black flies."
Image ID: cgs01816, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Photographer: Woodrow Wilson Gholston
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June 10, 2016