This week Sepia Saturday inspires bloggers with a fondness for days gone by to post photos of groups of children. Join the fun.
Look at the regal lady posted on top.
Above we see a group of Breaker Boys. According to Wikipedia:
“A breaker boy was a coal-mining worker in the United States and United Kingdom whose job was to separate impurities from coal by hand in a coal breaker. Although breaker boys were primarily children, elderly coal miners who could no longer work in the mines because of age, disease, or accident were also sometimes employed as breaker boys. The use of breaker boys began in the mid-1860s. Although public disapproval of the employment of children as breaker boys existed by the mid-1880s, the practice did not end until the 1920s.”
Arbor Day in Australia (above).
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