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'Descent into a Coal Mine', 1861.

'Descent into a Coal Mine', 1861.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm


Illustration from the 'Playbook of Metals', by John Henry Pepper, a book on mines, minerals and metals published in 1861. A miner is shown being lowered in a basket into a mine, with several other miners and a trolley full of baskets loaded with coal below him.

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