"Friends Claiming Their Dead," at the Avondale Mine Disaster, Harper's Weekly, September 6, 1869.
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An illustration showing a dead man laid out on a stretcher, surrounded by onlookers. Nearby, a woman, presumably his widow, is visibly grief-stricken.

Credit: From Harper's Weekly, 1869 courtesy the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Widespread coverage by national newspapers and magazines Harper's Weekly of the 110 miners killed in the Avondale Mine Disaster drew the public aware to the dangers of working in the mines.

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