Coal mining

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith - coal dust all over their faces!

Coal Mining Art (Heritage Week) from Mary

A super Coal Mining Art (Heritage Week) classroom display photo contribution.

{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.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

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

Precarious: Miners clambered up rickety ladders and under the precarious timber beams holding the mine shaft together

Rare early flash photography images of Cornish miners digging for tin in 1890s reveal the perilous conditions in which they toiled

CORNISH MINERS: 'clambered up rickety ladders and under the precarious timber beams holding the mine shaft together'.

Inside a coal mine. Courtesy of Appanoose County Historical Society.

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society Coal Mine History

Martin Shakeshaft Strike84 - The Miner’s strike in UK In 1984 I spent 12 months photographing the Miners’ Strike in the UK. The dispute started when the Conservative government, led by Margaret...

Martin Shakeshaft - The Miner’s strike in UK In 1984 I spent 12 months photographing the Miners’ Strike in the UK. The dispute started when the Conservative government, led by Margaret.

Coal Mining Pictures - Where The coal miner worked and where he lived

Coal Mining Pictures - Where The coal miner worked and lived

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars.

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

Barbara Kopple's Oscar-winning documentary depicted a group of coal miners' prolonged and frequently dangerous strike against the Brookside Mine in Harlan County, Ky. In addition to raising awareness of the miners' fight for safer working c.

coal miners at work

This picture was taken in Blantyre October 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.

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits' - Wales Online

Margaret Thatcher 'lied to miners about jobs and the extent of her plans to close pits'

End of the struggle: NUM members prepare to return to work in March at Mardy Colliery, South Wales at the end of the year long pit strike.

Child Labor at the coal mine. Turn of the century. This little guy is so young, but looks mean as shit!

Child Labor at the coal mine - turn of the century. Another example of the need for child labor laws.

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