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A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground. Canaries were used in the coal mines, to detect methane gas. If the canary died, the miners knew to run out of the mine, or they would die, too!

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Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

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KENTUCKY COAL MINERS 1930 PHOTO FUEL OIL LANTERNS COAL DUST MINING ...

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Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales

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Coalfrom the us TV show coal

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Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

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Hands of Appalachia....just like my coal mining grandfather...hands of leather. Wolf Coal,Kentucky

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War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian Battleground, 1964

16 Tons,Pessoas Apalaches,Appalachian Vida,História Appalachian,Montanhas Apalaches,Beleza Humana,Era,Miner Appalachian,Appalachian Studies

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This picture was taken in Blantyre October 22, 1877: the day the Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners. The widows and orphans left behind were evicted by mine owners and were likely sent to poor houses.

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Coal mining vintage photo. Getting coal out of a "COALBANK" as they were called. A little cave on their own land,that was full of coal.