Boys working in a coal mine

Boys working in a coal mine

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Boys working in a mine. Historical artwork of two young boys pushing a cart along a railway in a coal mine. These boys were known as putters. They were used in tunnels that were too low to allow horses to work. Illustration taken from Mines and Miners (1868) by L. Simonin.

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