Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work.  They aren't even standing up.

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a hard day of work. Not the greatest working conditions :-/

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

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 they had to leave or they would die as well.

U.S. CHILD MINERS, 1900S. The next time you hear someone complain about unions, remind them who it was that ended child labor. You're welcome, America.

A trapper boy in Turkey Knob Mine, Macdonald, W. The picture was taken more than a mile inside the mine. The boy had to stoop for the photo on account of the low roof.

Britain's slumdogs: The ragged and filthy East End children of just 100 years ago living a life of grime

These photos were taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England. These photos were taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England.

America, America, God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law....

Gold Rush Prospector, 1849

Gold Rush Prospector, 1849 La vie d'un cow boy trouillard au far West.

Young boy's at work. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex

Young boy's at work. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex. my grandfather was sent to TS Elliot at Gosport.

British Paintings: Childhood And Child Labour In The British Industrial Revolution

Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

Poverty-stricken: Victorian families like this one in the late 19th century had to endure low life expectancy rates caused by squalor, disease and starvation

The changing face of poverty: Updated maps of London's poorest areas show epidemic of 'junk food' diabetes in same streets where Victorians died of malnutrition

"Poverty-stricken: Victorian families like this one in the late century had to endure low life expectancy rates caused by squalor, disease and starvation".

East London street. An old workhouse looms in the distance. When the poor entered the workhouses, families would be separated, many never to see one another again. I cannot imagine ever being separated from my children.

Poplar Workhouse, East London

An old workhouse looms in the distance. When the poor entered the workhouses, families would be separated, many never to see one another again, as well known, charlie chaplin grew up within one of these horrible places

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