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Framed Print : East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893



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East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

Under-hand stoping at the 170 level. The miner on the left is using a pick while to his right two pares are boring holes for blasting. Pare refers to a small gang of men, often three, as shown here, with two men wielding hammers and one turning the drill. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

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TRURI : MIeap.20

Media ID 11655661

© From the collection of the RIC

Mining Victorian Pickaxes


13.5"x11.5" (34x29cm) Premium Frame

Introducing the captivating "East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893" Framed Print from the Media Storehouse collection. This historical piece takes you back in time to the heart of Cornwall's mining industry, showcasing the intricate process of under-hand stoping at the 170 level. Witness the dedication of miners as they work in harmony, with one using a pick while two others prepare for blasting by boring holes. Each detail in this evocative image is brought to life through the high-quality printing process, ensuring a stunning addition to your home or office décor. Delve into the rich history of Cornwall's mining past with this exquisite framed print from the Royal Cornwall Museum, expertly curated by Media Storehouse.

Framed and mounted 9x7 print. Professionally handmade full timber moulded frames are finished off with framers tape and come with a hanging solution on the back. Outer dimensions are 13.5x11.5 inches (34x29cm). Quality timber frame frame moulding (20mm wide and 30mm deep) with frame colours in your choice of black, white, or raw oak and a choice of black or white card mounts. Frames have a perspex front providing a virtually unbreakable glass-like finish which is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 21.4cm x 21.4cm (8.4" x 8.4")

Estimated Product Size is 29.2cm x 34cm (11.5" x 13.4")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print from 1893 showcases the industrious spirit of East Pool Mine in Illogan, Cornwall. The image captures a crucial moment during under-hand stoping at the 170 level, offering a glimpse into the daily life of miners during the Victorian era. In this scene, three men form a small gang known as a "pare" diligently working together to extract valuable minerals from deep within the earth. On the left side of the photograph, we witness a miner skillfully wielding his pickaxe with determination and expertise. His focused expression reveals both his physical strength and mental resilience required for such demanding work. To his right, two other members of the pare are engaged in boring holes for blasting purposes. One man turns the drill while two others vigorously strike hammers against it. The photographer behind this remarkable snapshot is John Charles Burrow, who expertly captures not only their labor but also their camaraderie and teamwork amidst challenging conditions underground. This historic image serves as an invaluable testament to Cornwall's rich mining heritage. As we gaze upon this print today at Royal Cornwall Museum, we are transported back in time to an era when pickaxes were essential tools for extracting precious resources from beneath our feet. It reminds us of those brave souls who dedicated their lives to shaping our region's history through hard work and perseverance – all without mentioning any commercial use or specific company involved in these operations.

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