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August 1908. Tipple boy at the Turkey Knob coal mine in Macdonald, West Virginia. Says the LOC: "Patron identifies this as her grandfather, Otha Porter Martin, born July 3, 1897." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Lewis Wickes Hine, A young mine worker: Turkey Knob Coal Mine, Macdonald, West Virginia, 1908 So young to do such a hard job ~ Now days you would be reported to child labor American Honey A Country Girl

"He was arrested for ‘nibbling all the pears from a basket’."  1893 French Mug shot of François Bertillon Age: 23 months Crime: Gluttony

Mug shot for gluttony. French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October

West Virginia Coal miner 1930

An Interior Ellis Island, the Poles in Copper Country - in Keweenaw County UP

Gypsy boy and dog, circa 1920, England.    From the Museum of English Rural Life

Gypsy boy and dog, circa England. From the Museum of English Rural Life. Bet that little doggy had a rough life, not to mention the little boy.

Coal mining child labour, 1908  **Three Stones Added. My Grandfather, Charles Reed, began as a Coal Miner at the age of 12..

Child miners leading pit-ponies in the coal mines in the If this was in Ashington, Northumberland, could have been my father.

Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga 1960

Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga 1960 (In memory of Martin Luther King.

The Melungeons (1600s- ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about 50,000 of them. They look mainly white nowadays but in the 1690s French traders said they looked like Moors (the Berbers of north-west Africa). They looked neither white nor black nor American Indian.

The Melungeons ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about of them. In the French traders said they looked like Moors.

Last coal mine canary, 1987

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground. Canaries were used in the coal mines, to detect methane gas. If the canary died, the miners knew they had to leave or they would die as well.

A member of the WTC lays in with the axe in Bowmont Forest, also in Roxburghshire. The lumberjills were taught to cut close to the base of the tree so that no timber was wasted.

Real Lumber-Jill - war era A member of the WTC lays in with the axe in Bowmont Forest, also in Roxburghshire. The lumberjills were taught to cut close to the base of the tree so that no timber was wasted.

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