Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Museums, (c.1910). Large format silver gelatin photograph [18.5 cm x 23 cm] on a gray mount [24.5 cm x 30.5 cm] with the title in black beneath the image. Gentle rubbing to the corners of the mount. Item #4368
View of the coal breaker structure with men and railway hopper cars in the foreground. Lengthy description of the Coal Breaker and the processes involved on the reverse.
"In this photograph, the huge sloping shed-like structure in the center is the breaker. The coal is brought here from the mine, and enters at the top of the building. It passes first between powerful rollers with sharp teeth which break the large lumps of coal to pieces."