Silk Mill Tragedy (Archive Image #3074)



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Cabinet cards showing the Grimshaw Silk Mill tragedy in Reading, Pennsylvania. The mill, built in 1887, was destroyed by a tornado on January 9, 1889, killing 19 and injuring 100 employees.
Members: A memorial card dedicated to the 19 victims can be seen in our memorial photography archive by [ clicking here ]. If you are not a Thanatos Archive member and would like access to our archive [ click here ].