Pic of the Day: Coal Miner’s Father


This image of a coal miner, taken in West Virginia in 1944, is part of the National Geographic Society’s vast archive of more than 11 million images, which up until recently sat relatively untouched under the depths of Washington, D.C.; now National Geographic is looking for private collectors and institutions to buy photographs at prices likely to range from $3,000 to more than $10,000 a pop. Photos from the collection will be displayed in public for the first time ever in September when an exhibit comes to Chelsea’s Steven Kasher Gallery. [via the NYT]