Canada photo of Johnson’s pit, Thetford Mines Quebec c.1930

$19.00 USD

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Nice government photo of large open pit Johnson asbestos mine. The Johnson mine opened in 1878 as an open pit mine.

The King, Beaver, Bennett-Martin and Johnson mines all mined the same asbestos vein in Thetford Mines. During the 20th century, Thetford Mines was one of the world’s largest asbestos mining and production centres.

On back:

Federal Resources Intelligence Services
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Index number: Q3-2-(4)
Title: Johnson’s Pit and tunnel for men Thetford Mines Thetford Que.

 

Comes from the estate of a French collector who died in 1947.

Paper is a bit 'warped'.

11 x 16.50 cm

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

 

Thetford Mines is a city in south-central Quebec, Canada Thetford Mines was founded in 1876 after the discovery of large asbestos deposits in the area, and the city became a hub for one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions

.WIKIPEDIA