Collection : Photothèque des Mines de potasse d'Alsace (MDPA) / Association Groupe Rodolphe

Horse-drawn carriage deep in a potash mine in Alsace.

Horse has played a major role in the development of industry. For example, at the beginning of potash mining in Alsace in 1910, horses provided transportation for sedans. The first locomotives appeared in 1921 and gradually replaced horses, who disappeared in 1936.