Child Miners - Mine Driver

Child Miners-Mine Driver

While employed by the National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine took this photograph of a child miner in West Virginia. 

Notice the apparatus on his helmet.  While he is in the darkness of the mine, the child will rely on a lit flame to light his way.

Click on the image - Hine photo 0136 -  for a much-better view.

Media Credits

Photo of child miner, by Lewis Hine, online via Library of Congress.

The LOC provides the following additional information regarding the photograph, including its description which Hine wrote:


Title: Young Driver in Mine:  Had been driving one year. (7 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Daily) Brown Mine, Brown , W. Va. Location: Brown, West Virginia.

Creator(s): Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer

Date Created/Published: 1908 September.

Medium: 1 photographic print.

Reproduction Number:  LC-DIG-nclc-01059 (color digital file from b&w original print) LC-USZ62-38228 (b&w film copy negative)

Call Number: LOT 7477, no. 0136 [P&P]

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