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There was a crooked house following tornado passage at Lawrence. An example of a New England tornado. 8 people were killed and 52 injured in this storm. In: "The Lawrence Tornado of July 26, 1890" by W. M. Davis, et al. 1892. Library Call Number M/1580 D2651.
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A house whose first floor collapsed following tornado passage at Lawrence. An example of a New England tornado. 8 people were killed and 52 injured. In: "The Lawrence Tornado of July 26, 1890" by W. M. Davis, et al. 1892. Library Call Number M/1580 D2651.
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Houses whose roofs and sides were removed by the tornado. Note the beds in the left-hand house still sitting in the bedrooms. An example of a New England tornado. In: "The Lawrence Tornado of July 26, 1890" by W. M. Davis, et al. 1892. Library Call Number M/1580 D2651.
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Results of a hailstorm at Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Weatherford, Oklahoma 1940 July 1
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Comparison of a tennis ball on the left with a large hailstone.
South Africa, Durban 1929 June 24
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"A Modern Hazard of the Hail-Storm." Automobiles riddled at Dallas, Texas, May 8, 1926. In: "A Book About the Weather" by Charles F. Talman, 1931. P. 18. Library Call Number M T151b.
Texas, Dallas 1926 May 8
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"Over the Prairie Comes the Tornado." A picture taken near Hardtner, Kansas, June 2, 1929. In: "A Book About the Weather" by Charles F. Talman, 1931. P. 18 . Library Call Number M T151b.
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Frontispiece in: "Our Weather" by Charles F. Talman, 1931. Library Call Number M T151o. This was painted from a photograph of a tornado near Elmwood, Nebraska .
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Raining frogs, snakes, fish, and wheat stalks. In: "Der Wunder-reiche Uberzug [sic] unserer Nider-Welt...." by Erasmus Francisci, 1680. Library Call Number QC859 .F72 1680.
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Raining rats during a particularly violent storm. In: "Der Wunder-reiche Uberzug [sic] unserer Nider-Welt...." by Erasmus Francisci, 1680. Library Call Number QC859 .F72 1680.
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"Tornado Near Elmwood, Nebraska, April 6, 1919." This remarkable photograph, probably the best ever made of a tornado, was made in two parts, as the photographer was too close to get the whole funnel cloud into the field of his camera. In: "Meteorology" by Charles F. Talman, 1922. P. 137.
Nebraska, Elmwood 1919 June 2
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Results of hurricane storm surge from the New England Hurricane of 1938. In: "Wenn die Elemente wuten" by Frank W. Lane, 1952. P. 33. Library Call Number M15 L265eg.
Connecticut 1938 September 22
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Aftermath of tornado at St. Louis, Missouri. In: "Wenn die Elemente wuten" by Frank W. Lane, 1952. P. 33. Library Call Number M15 L265eg.
St. Louis, Missouri 1927 September
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"Where the Winds Rivaled Those of a Tornado". After the passage of a violent hurricane at Santo Domingo on September 3, 1930.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1930 September
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Raining fish during a Renaissance storm. In: "Der Wunder-reiche Uberzug [sic] unserer Nider-Welt...." by Erasmus Francisci, 1680. Library Call Number QC859 .F72 1680.
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Raining snakes (oh the horror of it all!) during a Rennaissance storm. In: "Der Wunder-reiche Uberzug [sic] unserer Nider-Welt...." by Erasmus Francisci, 1680. Library Call Number QC859 .F72 1680.
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Photo #1 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #2 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #3 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #4of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #5 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #6 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #7 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #8 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #9 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #10 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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Photo #11 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
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All that is left of the remains of Idylwild Hall after the tornado passage.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
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Part of the flooded residential section of Fremont, Ohio.
Fremont, Ohio 1913 March
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The home of Judge W. W. Slabaugh destroyed by the tornado.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
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Many individuals lost their lives in this streetcar which was hit by the tornado .
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
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Ruins of the convent of the Sacred Heart. Miraculously, nuns in the building all escaped.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
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People of Omaha searching the ruins of their homes for valuables.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
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A real estate map showing the trap of the tornado through Ft. Smith. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Corner of Twelfth and A Streets. A grand piano remains on a foundation. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking northeast from the corner of Thirteenth and B Streets showing demolished homes. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Garrison Avenue looking west showing destruction in the business district. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking west from Texas corner showing destruction on Garrison Avenue. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking north on Reserve Addition. Destruction of business area not to mention horse. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking east from North Thirteenth and D Streets showing destruction of Baptist Church and high school building in the upper left. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Relatives and friends waiting outside the morgue in the search for friends and loved ones. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking east from South Sixth Street, on Reserve Addition. The remains of a small hotel is in the foreground but no fatalities occurred here. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Ruins of the Brogan Building on Towson Avenue. Eight dead were recovered here. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking north from Texas corner showing the destruction of an entire block. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Looking northeast from Texas corner showing the wreck of the Catholic Hall and several residences. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Ruins of the high school building as seen from Peabody School. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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The new high school building as it appeared before the tornado struck Ft. Smith. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
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Hailstones compared to doorknobs. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 10. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Oklahoma, Duncan 1938 May 13
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This hailstone was four inches in diameter and weighed seven ounces. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 10. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Washington, D. C. 1953 May 26
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Remains of a greenhouse destroyed by a hailstorm at the Allegheny Conservatory. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 10. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1893 May 20

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