Gloomy Gallery-Historical PA

GLOOMY GALLERY “Wasted Wonderland” by Myuu.

Gloomy Gallery Historical PA

Welcome to the Gloomy Gallery -Historical PA. Here, I will post my photography works. These works are part of the historical landmarks in Pennsylvania.

The idea of Gloomy Gallery-Historical PA comes from the passion for photography and for history added to a dark, gothic touch that was very trendy in the Pre-Victorian and Victorian eras.

Gloomy Gallery #1

“Abandoned” is a collection of photos that I took in Eckley Miners’ Village.

Among the landmarks in historical PA, Eckley Miners’ Village deserves a mention. A coal mining company built the village in the 1850s during the coal period. But, when the coal era ended, the village entered into a decadent state. However, thanks to Hollywood, the place was revived. In 1969 a movie with Sean Connery was filmed in the village. As a result, the community raised the money needed to bring it back to life and sell it to the State. Nowadays, Eckley Miners’ Village is a museum where you can go and learn about the miners’ life and life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A piece of Victorian history in the coal region belonging to historical Pa.

In the open area following the majority of dwellings rested Richard Sharpe’s elaborate gothic revival style house, by far the largest building on site. In the 1800’s the area around Sharpe’s mansion would have had the only pleasant recreational area nearby. Most likely grass and trees were properly maintained against the coal dust and dirt that covered the rest of the town.

Miners and their families in Eckley lived harsh and difficult lives, but often, this was an improvement over their previous condition in either their home country or another part of the United States. In Eckley, they had a steady job and home, even if both of those were less than desirable. The wages paid at Eckley were often superior to those gained in other uneducated professions, and while the company certainly did not coddle its employees, the conditions provided were superior to other “patches”, small mining towns, in the area.

Source “The Life and Time of Eckley Miners’ Village” by Dejan Vescovic