Mining disaster, 19th century

Mining disaster, 19th century

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mining disaster. 19th-century artwork of a flood in a mine. Water has flooded into the mine from a nearby river, drowning the miners and horses. This was one of many dangers faced by 19th-century miners. Engraving published in Mines and Miners (L. Simonin, 1868).

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