View of the Ewen Breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Co. Digital History ID 2642

View of the Ewen Breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Co.

Credit:
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: 523378
Annotation: This picture is of the Ewen Breaker of the Pennsylvania Coal Co. The young boys worked in close quarters and breathed the dense coal dust. An over-seer (on the far right) stands over the boys, holding a rod that was used to physically force them to stay on-task.
Year: 1911

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