Hair (Thomas) Illustrations

Scope and Content

This collection of illustrations by local artist Thomas Hair (c.1810-1875) depicts the mining industry and the coal trade in the North East in the nineteenth century. The illustrations are based on Hair's watercolours on the same topic. The illustrations in the collection highlight numerous aspects of the region's mining heritage, including collieries, machinery, and river trade scenes. Many of the illustrations also show the everyday workings of the industry and those involved in it.

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Acquisition Information

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Archivist's Note

This EAD description was created on 10/12/2018 and extended on 16/08/2021.


No further material is expected to be added to the collection