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csl-explosion-RichmondEnquirer03.17.1863.pdf
This article from the Richmond Enquirer describes the March 1863 explosion at the Confederate States Laboratory, an ordinance factory, on Brown's Island in Richmond, Virginia. Published three days after the accident, this article describes the…

THE AWFUL CALAMITY IN HOLMFIRTH VALLEY.jpg
The newspaper article details some of the immediate relief efforts taken after the February 1852 Holmfirth flood in Yorkshire, which occurred when the embankment of the Bilberry reservoir collapsed, releasing 86 million gallons of water. Eighty-one…

Grover Shoe Factory Before.jpg
The “before” picture shows the R.B. Grover & Co. shoe factory as it was before the March 20, 1905 steam boiler explosion which leveled the building, killing over 50 of the 400 employees and injured another 150, while the “after” picture shows the…

WesternMail9-13-1878.pdf
This article, published two days after the explosion in the Prince of Wales Colliery at Abercarn on 11 September 1878, is typical for British disaster coverage in the nineteenth century. The explosion killed 268 miners and created underground fires…

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A large carved granite slab located in the Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn, the Triangle Fire Memorial to the Unknowns features the image of a kneeling, weeping woman and an inscription underneath dedicated to the unknown women and children who…
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