|Description:||This historic 1915 image was captured at a dump site outside the Village of Marble, Minnesota. It highlighted the problem created by indiscriminate garbage disposal. It was one of a series of instructional photographs used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train public health workers. The focus of the images and the training effort was on protecting water supplies from bacterial contamination. From this photograph, one could surmise the potential for public health problems caused by the accumulation of solid waste.|
The descriptive information that accompanied the image referred to a government publication dealing with this topic. The specific citation was, “Minnesota State Board of Health. Division of Sanitation. Report on the Water Supplies and Swage, Excreta, and Garbage Disposal at Certain Locations of the Oliver Iron Mining Co., June 22-27, 1915”.