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black and white photo of group of young boys, faces smudged
Breaker boys, who broke up pieces of coal, worked in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. in 1911. This image has been used and mislabeled in campaigns to perpetuate a myth about “Irish slaves” being brought to the US.
Credit: Lewis Wickes Hine/Library of Congress