photography

Have you ever seen a miners wardrobe?


Even I’ve seen this years ago, it’s fascinating seeing it again.
Yesterday I attend our monthly photographers roundtable. We vistited the Bergbaumuseum in Bochum. It’s a museum where they present nearly everything about mining from the stone age until today. They show machines, tool, lamps, an elevator, coal galleries and so on.
In the hall, right after the entry, they have a wardrobe. Each miner used to have a chain with a basket. The baskets are hanging from the ceiling. While the miner is working, his casual clothes are in the basket. After finishing his work he undresses for taking a shower and the work clothes are getting in the basket. The basket is pulled unter the ceiling again and the chain will be locked at the wall with a padlock.