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God seeks the dirty faces... I love Ash Wednesday!  Is that wrong? (I need to speak to my confessor about that.) ...

God seeks the dirty faces... I love Ash Wednesday! Is that wrong? (I need to speak to my confessor about that.) ...

Women were forbidden to go down the mines in Victorian times, but could be employed in equally heavy industry on the pit face. These two were from Wigan, England and photographed in a studio wearing work clothes c1860

Women were forbidden to go down the mines in Victorian times, but could be employed in equally heavy industry on the pit face. These two were from Wigan, England and photographed in a studio wearing work clothes c1860

“Breaker Boys” removed rocks and other debris from the coal by hand as it passes beneath them. The dust is so dense at times as to obscure the view and penetrates the utmost recesses of the boys’ lungs. South Pittston, Pennsylvania. January 1911. There haven't been any kids in American coal mines since the child labor laws were passed around 80 years ago. Plus of course coal-sorting is automated and done by machines now. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

“Breaker Boys” removed rocks and other debris from the coal by hand as it passes beneath them. The dust is so dense at times as to obscure the view and penetrates the utmost recesses of the boys’ lungs. South Pittston, Pennsylvania. January 1911. There haven't been any kids in American coal mines since the child labor laws were passed around 80 years ago. Plus of course coal-sorting is automated and done by machines now. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

people of the appalachian mountains | The children of a disabled miner stand in the doorway of their home in ...

people of the appalachian mountains | The children of a disabled miner stand in the doorway of their home in ...

coal miners traveling underground every day to work..Tail End of Coal Car Trip Operator.

coal miners traveling underground every day to work..Tail End of Coal Car Trip Operator.

Les mineurs de charbon dans le Nord-Pas-de-Calais dans le bon vieux temps. Coal miners in the Nord-pas-de-Calais in the old days.

Les mineurs de charbon dans le Nord-Pas-de-Calais dans le bon vieux temps. Coal miners in the Nord-pas-de-Calais in the old days.

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