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    • Young Mineworkers

    • mining; mining towns; children; labor; coal; coal mines; West Virginia
    • A photograph of boys who worked in a West Virginia mine, circa 1875 – 1925. Caption: Employed to separate bits of stone from the coal, they got jobs by claiming they were 14. Actually, None of them was more than 12.

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