Child Miners - Stooping in a Mine Seam

Child Miners-Stooping in a Mine Seam

Even though they were smaller than adult workers, child miners still had to stoop in mines because of narrow seams and low ceilings.

Lewis Hine took this photo of a child miner stooping in a mine seam.  Note that his helmet flame is nearly touching the ceiling.

Click on the image - Hine photo 0148 - for a better view.

Media Credits

Lewis Hine photo, online courtesy Library of Congress.

The LOC provides the following information about this photo, including a description written by Lewis Hine:


Trapper Boy, Turkey Knob Mine, Macdonald, W. Va.  Boy had to stoop on account of low roof, photo taken more than a mile inside the mine.  Witness E. N. Clopper.  Location:  MacDonald, West Virginia.

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

Date Created/Published: 1908 October.

Medium: 1 photographic print.

Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-01070 (color digital file from b&w original print)

LC-USZ62-23737 (b&w film copy negative)

Call Number: LOT 7477, no. 0148 [P&P]


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