Shocking Accident at a Paper-Mill - A Girl Torn to Pieces by the Machinery
This New York Times article, reprinted from the Cincinnati Enquirer, gives a recounting of Margaret Kriegenhafer’s death. She was a worker at the paper mill of Beckett & Laurie in Hamilton, Ohio, and fell through a trapdoor into the machinery. The writer fixates on the condition of her body when discovered. Blending gruesome detail and a romantic reflection on the woman’s face, this piece illustrates the sensational and sentimental tropes often found in these death stories.For more information on this item, see the AAS Catalog.