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Candlestick, Miner's
Candlestick, Miner's
Resource Typeimage
TitleCandlestick, Miner's
Coverage / Year1800 to 1825
DescriptionWrought iron miner's candlestick with adjustable candle holder and spike for driving into the wall of a mine.
InterpretationThis coal miner's candlestick was used to provide a little light inside a mine. Mining was hard, dangerous work. Over 500 miners were killed every year, and thousands injured in the late 19th century. Coal was a very important natural resource in the industrialization of the United States. It powered mills and factories, and the average middle class family burned over two tons every year just to heat their home.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Communities and Geography; World Environments;
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsCoal; Natural resources; Mining; Environment; Miners; Light;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1968.001.0997
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