Mine rescuer, 1910s

Mine rescuer, 1910s

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Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mine rescuer. Man wearing a respirator device, goggles, and lamp, all designed for use during mine rescues. Dangers facing mine rescuers included toxic and flammable gases, as well as cave-ins and collapses. This photograph, which dates from the period 1910 to 1915, is from the Bain News Service, one of the USA's earliest news picture libraries.

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