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Breaker Boy

Breaker Boy | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Andrew Chippa hired on with Markle & Co., miners of anthracite coal to pay off his father's debt of $54 to the company store since his father's death in the mines.  Young Chippa was one of a number of miners to testify against the company about working conditions in the Coal Strike Hearings.  His debt, rather than being paid off, has risen to $88.17, as indicated by the IOU he holds due to purchases for his mother and three siblings.
DESCRIPTION
Andrew Chippa hired on with Markle & Co., miners of anthracite coal to pay off his father's debt of $54 to the company store since his father's death in the mines. Young Chippa was one of a number of miners to testify against the company about working conditions in the Coal Strike Hearings. His debt, rather than being paid off, has risen to $88.17, as indicated by the IOU he holds due to purchases for his mother and three siblings.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:22945
Creation Date: 1902
Creator Name:Unknown
City:
County:
State:Pennsylvania
Collection Name:Classified File****
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 6661
Original Dimensions:7x9 inches
SUBJECTS
Child labor
Clothing and dress
Youth
Mines and mineral resources

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