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Pit brow lasses

Pit brow lasses


A carte-de-visite portrait of two Lancashire pit brow lasses.

Pit brow lasses worked on the surface at British collieries, picking stones from the coal after it had been brought up from the mines. Prior to the Mines and Collieries Act 1842, women and girls had worked down in the mines alongside their menfolk.

Photographed by John Cooper of Wigan.


 

Code: 126629
 
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