100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Postmarked August 30, 1912

Breaker Boys were used in the coal mines to separate slate rock from the coal after it had been brought out of the shaft. They often worked 14 to 16 hours a day and are used as an example of the cruelty of child labor.

Postcard postmarked August 30, 1912 from Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Breaker Boys at the Kehley Run Colliery
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

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