Title: Miners Wife
Subject Headings: Manners and Customs, Metal Trade - Copper Industry and Trade - Copper Mines and Mining,
Description: 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.
Source of Description: Back of Post Card
Institution: Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Date of Photo: undated
Medium: still image
Size: 8.6 cm x 13.9 cm
Image No: No Neg 2010-11-01-13
Collection Name: Post Card Collection
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