A typical collection of underground workers at a Lake Superior copper mine, after arriving to the surface atop a man-car. Taken at Calumet and Hecla’s No.2 Calumet shaft in 1906. By the looks of it there were three main requirements for anyone working underground: a lunch pail, a miner’s cap (with light), and a mustache. Image courtesy Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection

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  1. Some of those fellows have pretty funky expressions… of course, who knows how LONG they had to pose that way! (Notice the two blurred ones in the top left.)

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