Sheila Terry


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19th-century Coal Mining Print

19th-century Coal Mining Print By Sheila Terry


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8.00" x 5.50"


10.00" x 7.50"



19th-century Coal Mining by Sheila Terry - 8.00" x 5.50"



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"19th-century Coal Mining" print by Sheila Terry. Ships within 3 - 4 business days and arrives rolled in a tube. Choose from multiple print sizes, papers, mats, and frames.

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About the Image

19th-century Coal Mining by Sheila Terry

19th-century coal mining. Historical artwork of a coal mine worker igniting methane gas in a coal mine. This gas (also called fire-damp) is formed naturally by coal, and accumulated in the tunnels during a day's work. Every night, a worker called the penitent would ignite the gas using a lighted candle on the end of a long pole. He was called a penitent because he looked like a monk doing penance as he crawled along the ground wrapped in protective clothing with a hood and mask. Crawling allowed him to breathe the air under the methane. The penitent was in great danger of being killed by the explosions he ignited. Artwork published in Mines and Miners (L. Simonin, 1868).

About the Artist - Sheila Terry

Sheila Terry

Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library. Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.

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