Child miner

Child miner

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Caption: Child miner. Historical engraving of a girl hauling a truck of coal through a mine. The Industrial Revolution in England led to this type of child labour in the 19th century. Children as young as 6 years old were expected to haul trucks of coal weighing up to 250 kg underground in a coal mine for up to 14 hours per day. Illustration taken from a government report of 1842.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1842, 19th century engraving, abuse, black-and-white, child, coal mine, cruelty, girl, historical, history, industrial revolution, industry, mining, monochrome, panoramic, pull, pulling, railway cart, slave labour, technology, truck, underground, work, working

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