'Working Coal in the thick coal of South Staffordshire', 1869.
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Mining scene with a miner leading a pit pony pulling a wagon of coal. The coal is lifted up the shaft, (left), and men work the seam with sledgehammers, (right). Illustration from 'Underground life, or, Mines and miners' by Louis Simonin (1830-1886), published in London in 1869.