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Mineurs de fond dans le Pas-de-Calais
WV Coal Mine Fire Boss. He is testing for methane. Notice he signs with chalk on post.
In the 1890s photographer J.C.Burrow was commissioned by Cornwall’s mine owners to showcase their technology in a series of illustrated guides. - Found via Buzzfeed
Cramped: Mines would often have to scrambled between the beams in claustrophobic condition...
Precarious: Miners clambered up rickety ladders and under the precarious timber beams holding the mine shaft together
Mining in Cornwall
Cornish mine man-engine, used for transporting miners to and from the surface
Illustration Kuttenberger Bergwerksbetrieb