Coal miners working over a conveyor belt, Lackawanna County, PA, 1915.
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Two miners are working over a conveyor belt in a mine. Both men are kneeling, and their heads and shoulders are against the ceiling of the mine.

Credit: Courtesy Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Anthracite Heritage Museum

The anthracite industry relied on the strength of its workers, mostly immigrant laborers who often risked their lives on the job. This image is from a Lackawanna County mine in 1915.

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