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Cornish Tin Miners, about 1900

NumberHESFM:1981.4667
Placeunknown Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1900 — 1904
KeywordsPeople Trades and Professions Mining
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

A group of Cornish tin miners at an unknown mine. The men are centred around a mine wagon and are holding the tools of their trade. The postcard was sent from Helston on 18th August 1904 by Bessie to Miss Maude Thomas of 33 Coinagehall Street, Helston. In the greetings it asks if Maude fancies one of the miners for a husband "I have fixed upon mind (sic) as you see a cross on his shoulders". The second from the left in the centre row has an x on his shirt sleeve.