Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales
Pennsylvania coal mine. These "breaker boys" separated impurities from coal by hand.
A Welsh coal miner at the entrance to a privately (family) worked 'level' during the 1920s. Above Cwmparc, Rhondda, S. Wales.
Wigan Pit Brow Lasses (Sometime in the 1860s). Women were able to be coal miners in the U.K. until 1842 when it was outlawed for women and children to work in the mines. So they moved to the equally dangerous, highly industrialized work in the pit brow, cleaning and processing the coal. More information here: www.wigan.gov.uk/...