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Rare Flash Photography Shows Cornish Miners In The 1890s Toiling Deep Underground

The images show the perilous conditions miners operated in.

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Burrow wrote of the process: "It is a rather disheartening experience to find the results of a whole days work with an energetic band of helpers are not 'printable', but such experience was mine on more than one occasion."

"The work, however is so full of interest, and its performance so productive of welcome enlightenment on many critical points, that I have no intention of allowing it to remain where it is."

W Thomas and JC Burrow / SWNS

"The work, however is so full of interest, and its performance so productive of welcome enlightenment on many critical points, that I have no intention of allowing it to remain where it is."

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