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Photo 2: Miners Ready to Descend in a Quincy Man Car, c. 1900.

[Photo 2: Miners Ready to Descend in a Quincy Man Car, c. 1900] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy of Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections)

Questions for Photo 2:

1) Where do you think this photo was taken? Who are the men seated? Where do you think they are about to go?

2) Describe how the workers are seated. Do they look comfortable? Based on their seating arrangement, how do you think the shaft is shaped?

3) Who do you think the men not sitting in the car might be? What different kinds of jobs can you think of that happened above ground at a copper mine?


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