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Miners in the Le Creusot coal field in south east France gathering for their shift. At the top the next batch to enter the cage are being checked. Below them a cage full of men and boy miners carrying their lamps is being lowered to the working level. From 'Le Journal de la Jeunesse' (Paris, 1885). Engraving.

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Miners in the Le Creusot coal field in south east France gathering for their shift.  At the top the next batch to enter the cage are being checked.  Below them a cage full of men and boy miners carrying their lamps is being lowered to the working level.  From 'Le Journal de la Jeunesse' (Paris, 1885).  Engraving.