Images scanned from Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, vol. III, no. 1, Jan. 1877, pp. 116-126.
For historians and general readers alike, the illustrated popular magazines
of the nineteenth century offer a wealth of information about a wide variety
of topics. The engravings and drawings in these publications provide
a detailed visual record of the times that was beyond the abilities of
contemporary photography. In 1877, Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly published an article entitled "Among the Coal Mines" which
recounts the experiences of a traveller in the anthracite coal fields of
Infrastructure of an industry -several views of the buildings and facilities that support coal mining
Leslie's also included several pictures of the conditions faced by miners at work underground.
Coal mining society -images that show the world in which the miners and their families lived.