Miner Boy. 'Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from his tallow wick lamp. He cleaned, and played the part of a "canary," kids being easier to replace than good miners. He was probably Finnish or Swedish, and indentured to a mining company in Utah or Colorado in order to help pay off his father's debts.'
Unknown young woman photographed in 1875 in the Philippines by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp. The photograph’s inscription describes her as Mestiza Sangley-Filipina, which means she was a mix of Chinese and Spanish.
"I could see the lights of the ship starting to go under water, then soundlessly, perhaps a mile away, it just went down. It was gone. Oh yes, the sky was very black and the stars were very bright. They told me the people in the water were singing, but I knew they were screaming." Madeleine Mellinger in a Toronto Star interview, April 15, 1974, Titanic survivor