​Hard work and dangerous for such a young boy. James O’Dell, a greaser and coupler on the tipple of the Cross Mountain Mine, Knoxville Iron Co. in the vicinity of Coal Creek, Tenn. James has been there four months. Helps push these heavily loaded cars. Appears to be about 12 or 13 years old. Location: Coal Creek, Tennessee. Lewis Wickes Hine photographer – December 1910 #minerslife #appalachia #minormining