Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 (correspondent), Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 (correspondent)
News of an explosion a the mills, four mils in the Upper Yard exploded, three men killed, Charles' du Pont's house nearly destroyed, some of Louisa's children cut by glass, Meta. struck on head, they are staying at Eleuthera's, the worst blast since 1818
View of several houses and yards damaged in explosion. Bell tower visible in background, field of cabbages or cauliflower in foreground. Typed caption: "Information supplied by Mr. Daniel Shields. Upper Yard--Residences (double houses) reading from right to left: Samuel Grogran, Tom Callahan, James Ward, Mary Dougherty. Building with tower known as Bell House, basement used in winter to split chestnut fence and rail posts for farm property. Willow for charcoal house stored in Bell House. Charcoal house to left of Bell House. Eleutherian Mills Barn in background. Vegetable garden (cauliflower) in foreground."
Includes map of the Upper Yard, with handwritten markings indicating the scope of the panoramic photo of the 1890 explosion, as well as a facsimile of the photographs taped together showing entire panorama with locations identified.