Industrial Scene, Wolverhampton
- Reference Number: P/4642
- Date: 1866
- Level: Item
- Format: Photograph
- Description: A reproduction of an etching from The Illustrated London News (8th December, 1866), of industrial activity in the area of the 'Black Country' which lay around Wolverhampton. The etching depicts a huge amount of industrial activity being undertaken in this area during 1866. The main activity in the image seems to be that of coal mining, portrayed by the presence of horse-powered gins (the wooden circular structures), wooden pit gear, and slag heaps. The scene also depicts a huge number of industrial chimneys on the horizon emitting large amounts of smoke, giving some idea as to why the area was named the 'Black Country'.
- Terms:Coal mining
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Wolverhampton Archives, Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
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