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Miners in the Ore Mountains (c. 1910)
This photograph shows workers in a mine near Freiberg (Saxony). Located in the Ore Mountains [Erzgebirge], Freiberg was one of Germany's mining centers. Although steel and mechanized technology had made the extraction of raw materials easier, mining still required strenuous – and often dangerous – work. Photo: Otto Haeckel.