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Victorian Laborers
« on: June 04, 2020, 03:37:07 PM »
Ignore the creepy voice at the beginning.
Note the clogs every one is wearing. Standard shoes of the working class at the time.
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 
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Re: Victorian Laborers
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 03:46:44 PM »
Ignore the creepy voice at the beginning.
Note the clogs every one is wearing. Standard shoes of the working class at the time.

The French word for wooden shoes is "sabot".  This is where the word "sabotage" comes from because workers would break machinery by using their shoes.
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Re: Victorian Laborers
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 03:49:51 PM »
Ignore the creepy voice at the beginning.
Note the clogs every one is wearing. Standard shoes of the working class at the time.

The French word for wooden shoes is "sabot".  This is where the word "sabotage" comes from because workers would break machinery by using their shoes.
Watching this they seem to be happy. A lot of people are smiling. Judging by the dirt on some faces, I assume they're coming from a mine.
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

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Re: Victorian Laborers
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 10:33:04 PM »
Wow. That was depressing. I can't wait to leave our contemporary world.
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Re: Victorian Laborers
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 08:59:21 AM »
It makes me feel rather ashamed that men coming up from a mine are considerably better dressed than I am on any given day of the week.

Also interesting is the fact that all the women have their head covered (other than some of the young girls). The men do as well, but the women having their head covered is relevant to the recent discussion on here. It just goes to show what "progress" really means: degeneration.
 
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