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Are they in some kind of elevator or is that where they live?
Looks like the mine shaft elevator x10. All the ones in PA and WV are single man,this is insane lol
I just want to say I have enormous respect to all those bitter poor migrant workers from Italy, who were misused as cheap ass labor all over in Europe for doing the dangerous and dirty work.
Switzerland also has a long and sometimes rather dark history of migrant workers from Italy, who were well-known as hard laborers and contributed a huge part in building the legendary Gotthard Tunnel. Dozens of them died in the construction of the tunnel, and another four Italian workers were shot to death and several severly wounded in 1875 only because they striked for better working conditions.
Everyone else: OMG, how terrible
Me, an intellectual: wonders if I can break a record for farting on the most crowded elevator
Edit: fixed poor format
Pretty sure I’ve seen this photo posted before but labelled as British coal workers? You got a source for this?
In Road to Wigan Pier George Orwell writes about his experience down in an English mine and it definitely sounds like a nightmarish way to live, especially added to the fact that most people didn’t have any kind of running water in their house
I would like to show this to all the people that complain at work about their jobs. It can always be worse
My father was a coal miner from the thirtys to the 70s.The only thing I felt any sympathy for him.
And to think, those poor oppressed women probably had to make a few of those men’s meals.
Here I am at my cubicle job complaining how unsatisfying this job is. I see a picture like this (especially when looking at these men’s eyes)
and have the upmost respect for them. This generation has nothing to complain about compared to past generations and makes me grateful!
Crammed like sardines, crouching, and sent down deep into the earth with a rickety elevator
Miss me with that claustro-inducing shit.