"Now a quiet former mining town, Moose River was once the location of a number of mines, their head frames seen in the background of this painting. The mine became internationally known in 1936 when the mine caved in and a desperate rescue was launched. All but one of the men trapped survived." Painting is one of a series by Purcell on display at the Museum of Industry and donated by WMC International Limited - Americas Division and Western Mining Corporation, Australia.
Artist: Joseph Purcell
Credit: Museum of Industry
Reference: Museum of Industry no. I95.86.12
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