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Boy pushing a truck loaded with coal from the coal face to the bottom of the pit shaft. On right of the picture squats a smaller boy, the 'trapper', whose task it was to open and close the trap door for the trucks. This was the first job a boy was given. Britain, c1848.

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Boy pushing a truck loaded with coal from the coal face to the bottom of the pit shaft. On right of the picture squats a smaller boy, the 'trapper', whose task it was to open and close the trap door for the trucks.   This was the first job a boy was given.  Britain, c1848.