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[Aftermath of the Sandusky Tornado of 1924]

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[Aftermath of the Sandusky Tornado of 1924]

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A series of four snapshots documenting the aftermath of a deadly tornado which struck Sandusky, Ohio on the afternoon of June 28, 1924. Part of an outbreak of at least 7 near-simultaneous storms which ravaged communities from northwestern Ohio into northeastern Pennsylvania, the presumed F4 storm travelled dozens of miles, through portions of Lorain and Sandusky. In all, the tornado, the deadliest in Ohio history, claimed more than 80 lives and destroyed hundreds of buildings, causing many millions in damage. The scenes here are captured in Downtown Sandusky, near the waterfront where the storm created a genuine hell-on-earth, cutting a path reportedly 400 yds. wide, inundating the city with a surge of water from the Sandusky Bay, unroofing and collapsing buildings along the way (GRAZULIS pp. 790). 

[Photography] : [Tornadoes] : [Ohioana]. [Sandusky Tornado Photographs]. [Sandusky, Ohio]: (1924). 4 silver print photographs. Each approximately 5" x 4" or slightly smaller. Each with ink notations to versos in the same autograph hand. Mild curling, handling wear to prints. Overall group about very good. More images available upon request.

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A series of four snapshots documenting the aftermath of a deadly tornado which struck Sandusky, Ohio on the afternoon of June 28, 1924. Part of an outbreak of at least 7 near-simultaneous storms which ravaged communities from northwestern Ohio into northeastern Pennsylvania, the presumed F4 storm travelled dozens of miles, through portions of Lorain and Sandusky. In all, the tornado, the deadliest in Ohio history, claimed more than 80 lives and destroyed hundreds of buildings, causing many millions in damage. The scenes here are captured in Downtown Sandusky, near the waterfront where the storm created a genuine hell-on-earth, cutting a path reportedly 400 yds. wide, inundating the city with a surge of water from the Sandusky Bay, unroofing and collapsing buildings along the way (GRAZULIS pp. 790). 

[Photography] : [Tornadoes] : [Ohioana]. [Sandusky Tornado Photographs]. [Sandusky, Ohio]: (1924). 4 silver print photographs. Each approximately 5" x 4" or slightly smaller. Each with ink notations to versos in the same autograph hand. Mild curling, handling wear to prints. Overall group about very good. More images available upon request.