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Milling

Title: Man Packing Flour
Type: Photograph
Date: ca. 1875
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Barrels were used in the packaging of flour by the Washburn A Mill in Minneapolis.

Man Packing Flour

Activities:

  1. Does this photograph give you any details about what this man's job might have been like?



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  2. What relationship do you think the packaging materials for flour and the way in which flour was measured might have?



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  3. Why do you think we don't buy our flour in barrels today?



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  4. What can you tell about the construction of this mill from the photograph?



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