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Bureau of Mines: 1917

Bureau of Mines: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "Mine rescue apparatus." The latest in livesaving for injured bureaucrats. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


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It's been Farked.

Come with us

The look in the mannequins' eyes is scarier than going into a mine. Obviously all made by hand, and probably carved from wood, they are frightening.

They got my attention during this demonstration and I'll do whatever they say. Just don't leave me alone with them.

The Three Stooges

Man, those are some scary looking mannequins. Or are they really bureaucrats avoiding "Florence Nightingale" and her evil restraining streacher?

Doctor Frankenstein

On this one, let's try lower voltage.

National Park Pictures

The pictures on the wall are of St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Nothing to do with mining, I don't think, but under the purview of the Dept. of the Interior.

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