Washburn A Mill Explosion

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Washburn A Mill Explosion

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 3, 2021

On May 2 the Washburn Crosby Mill exploded in 1878. 
This stereograph is title "Ruins after mill explosion, Minneapolis." It was taken by Henry Farr.
A stereograph is a double image that becomes three-dimensional when viewed with a stereoscope.