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Breaker Boys: 1911

Breaker Boys: 1911

January 1911. South Pittston, Pa. "Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.


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And I used to complain

when I had to take out the garbage.

Great book

If interested: There is a well written and illustrated book that covers working in the anthracite mines which goes into quite a bit of detail on kids working on the breakers. Title "The Kingdom of Coal" authors Donald L Miller and Richard E. Sharpless copyright 1985 by The University of Pennsylvania Press.

Those faces

Wow, they look aged far beyond their years. This photo is both very fascinating and so depressing at the same time.

Deeply Touching

Man, there must really be a story to be told here.

I count one smile

I count one smile, and it's more of a grimace.

Faces !

Bottom row, sixth in from the left. His face says it all.

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