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Freda Copper Mill

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Freda Copper Mill - Freda. [Two wooden buildings with a wood post and wire fence in the foreground. A large steel smokestack is visible as are two women in fancy dress.]

Scanned: August 19, 2005


Miners Underground

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Miners, Copper Miners, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress Miner Underground [A photo of six miners underground. Most of them have their shirts off and they are all wearing helmets with oil lamps. One miner is posing with a sledge.]

Scanned: March 17, 2006


Miners Wife

Manners and Customs, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Miners wife readying dinner on the back porch in Calumet, MI. Every day was worrysome for a miners wife, with mine cave-ins and mine fires happening periodically. Many mines had no compensation for widows. And life was tough enough in the Copper Country even without a family to provide for. However, the Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. was unique in compensating many adverse predicaments which gave the miners security.

Scanned: November 2, 2010


Old Colony Shaft

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Persons Old Colony Shaft [A photo of a wooden headframe with a skip on the skip road. A hoist house is visible in the background and three men, a woman and a dog are posing for the photograph. ]

Scanned: October 7, 2005


Hecla Smith Shop

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress Hecla Smith Shop [An exterior photo of a poor rock building with men in front. A shaft-rockhouse with a covered skip road is in the background.]

Scanned: May 11, 2006


Group of children at the Cliff Mine

Manners and Customs, Recreation, Human Settlements, Cities and Towns, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Group of children at the Cliff Mine [A large gathering of children at the Cliff Mine. The children are all dressed up and a few adults are also pictured. The remains of the Cliff mine location are in the background.]

Scanned: December 16, 2005


Calumet & Hecla Buildings

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Seasons, Winter Winter Scene - Calumet - C & H Buildings [Two ladies dressed in their winter attire stand in the snow. Smoke billows out of the building smokestacks in the background.]

Scanned: June 14, 2006


Centennial shaft house

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress Centennial shaft house [A photo of a miner standing in front of a Centennial shaft house. The man is carrying a lunch pail and has a candle on his hat. Several other men also appear in the background.]

Scanned: October 7, 2005


Miners

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Miners at Isle Royale Mine [A group of miners gather for a photo]

Scanned: October 26, 2007


Calumet and Hecla Safety Sign

Natural Resources, Mines and Mineral Resources, Copper Mines and Mining, Manners and Customs, Miners, Copper Miners Calumet & Hecla and Subsidiaries Safety Firse information board. [Image shows a sign that provides information on Calumet and Hecla's safety regulations.]

Scanned: June 13, 2013