Miners in a timbered tunnel

Miners in a timbered tunnel

V250/0018 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Miners in a timbered tunnel. Historical artwork of workers in a 19th century mine, loading debris and rocks onto a wagon. Timber was used in mines to support the roof. The construction consisted of two upright beams joined by another across the ceiling. These were spaced out and joined by lateral beams. Often the wood would break, necessitating rapid fixing to avoid the danger of a cave-in. In the UK the wood of choice was Larch and Oak. Taken from Mines and Miners, L. Simonin, 1868.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1868, 19th century, adult, artwork, caucasian, collier, debris, equipment, historical, history, history of science, human, illustration, industrial, industry, l. simonin, larch, male, man, mine, miner, miners, mines and miners, mining, oak, plank, planks, rails, rocks, shovel, shovelling, support, supports, technological, technology, timber, timbered, tool, tunnel, wagon, white, wood

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.