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Poster 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


A3 (42 x 29.7cm) Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse Poster Print of "East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893" from the Royal Cornwall Museum. This captivating vintage image offers a fascinating glimpse into the past of Cornwall's rich mining history. Witness the dedication and hard work of miners as they practice under-hand stoping at the 170 level. The miner on the left uses a pick, while to his right, two pares are meticulously boring holes for blasting. This evocative snapshot transports you back in time, showcasing the intricate processes and daily life within the depths of the mine. Add this exquisite piece to your collection and bring a piece of Cornwall's industrial heritage into your home or office. Perfect for history enthusiasts, educators, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of the past. Experience the thrill of the past with the Media Storehouse Poster Print of East Pool Mine. Order yours today!

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Estimated Product Size is 30.6cm x 42.6cm (12" x 16.8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with 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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