1955: New Heights at Mayo Clinic #throwbackthursdays

If heights bother you, then this is not the job for you.

In 1955, the specialized work of the Mayo Clinic window washers was definitely not for everyone. In the foreground is Ingvald Rise; others, rising up the building during window washing are John Peters, Duane Buck, Robert Wileman, and Harold Fahrman. Photographer Erv Miller took the picture

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Photographed by Erv Miller

Sometimes, they even helped by getting a closeup picture of the Zorach statues on the east wall of the Clinic.

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Stan McComb with the help of the Department of Public Utilities climbs the ladder. Photographed by Lardner Coffey
Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.