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"Breaker boys in #9 Breaker, Pennsylvania Coal Company mine at Hughestown Borough near Pittston, January 1911." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

January 1911. Boys working in the #9 breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Co. mine at Hughestown Borough near Pittston, Pennsylvania. In this group are Sam Belloma of Pine Street and Angelo Ross of 142 Panama Street.

Breaker boys. Smallest is Angelo Ross. Hughestown Borough Coal Co. Pittston, Pa, January 1911, via Flickr.

No. 9 Breaker: January 1911. Boys working in the #9 breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Co. mine at Hughestown Borough near Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Date: January 1911 Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania Breaker boys (their job was to separate impurities from coal by hand) at the Hughestown Borough Pennsylvania Coal Company.

Kingston, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Breaker boys, Woodward coal mines." Detroit Publishing Company

Kingston, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Breaker boys, Woodward coal mines."

Lewis Hine : Pennsylvania Coal Co. Breaker Boys, 1910

More breaker boys, here at the Pennsylvania Breaker in South Pittston, PA. Pittston was known as an anthracite coal mining city and attracted a fair number of job seekers, many of them immigrants from Europe.

The History Place - Child Labor in America 1908-12: Lewis Hine Photos - Miners. Miners: Breaker boys. Smallest is Angelo Ross. Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Date: January 1911 Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania Breakers boys at work at the Pennsylvania Coal Co. A kind of slave-driver sometimes stood over the boys, prodding or kicking them into obedience. Image by Library of Congress / National Child Labor Committee Collection