Breaker boys in Pennsylvania Coal Company
Jan, 1911
View of the Ewen Breaker of the Pa. Coal Co., Pittston, Pennsylvania. "The dust was so dense at times as to obscure the view. This dust penetrated the utmost recesses of the boy's lungs. A kind of slave-driver sometimes stands over the boys, prodding or kicking them into obedience." National Archives and Records Administration, ARC Identifier: 523378