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Poster Print : Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1894

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1894




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Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1894

Interior of dry. Miners clothes hang up to dry on the walls and on racks above the heated pipes. Note the wooden boxes with lids secured with padlocks that seemed to serve as a locker and seat. In the background behind the seated man a bicycle leans against a locker. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

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TRURI : 2011.11.125a

Media ID 18316759

© From the collection of the RIC

Mining Victorian


18x24 inch Poster Print

"Step back in time with our captivating Media Storehouse Poster Prints, featuring an intriguing image from the Royal Cornwall Museum. Witness the authentic atmosphere of Levant Mine in St. Just, Penwith, Cornwall, dating back to 1894. Observe the interior, adorned with miners' clothes drying on the walls and above heated pipes. Notice the wooden boxes with padlocked lids, serving as both lockers and seats for the hardworking miners. Bring this piece of Cornwall's rich mining history into your home or office and transport yourself back in time."

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from 1894 takes us back in time to the heart of Cornwall's mining history. Inside the depths of Levant Mine, located in the picturesque village of St Just in Penwith, we witness a scene that reveals both the harsh realities and resourcefulness of Victorian miners. The image showcases an interior view of a dry area within the mine. Miners' clothes are seen hanging on walls and racks above heated pipes, slowly drying after a long day's work underground. The worn garments tell tales of laborious shifts spent deep beneath the surface, where dust and sweat were constant companions. Intriguingly, wooden boxes with padlocked lids catch our attention as they serve dual purposes - functioning as lockers for personal belongings while also providing weary miners with makeshift seating during their breaks. Amongst these boxes stands an old bicycle leaning against one locker, perhaps belonging to a miner who sought solace in cycling through Cornwall's rugged terrain during his precious free time. Photographer John Charles Burrow skillfully captures this intimate moment frozen in time - an insight into the lives led by those who toiled tirelessly beneath Cornwall's soil. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of Cornish mining heritage; it speaks volumes about resilience, camaraderie, and ingenuity amidst challenging conditions. Displayed at Royal Cornwall Museum, this remarkable piece offers viewers an opportunity to connect with our past and appreciate the sacrifices made by generations before us.

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