Stunning Early Deadliest Tornado Photographs From The 19th Century – Design You Trust

Stunning Early Deadliest Tornado Photographs From The 19th Century

A. A. Adams’s photograph of a tornado in Garnett, Kansas on April 26, 1884

Kansas Historical Society

Photography is a major tool of tornado investigators. Detailed examinations of still pictures and careful photogrammetric analyses of motion pictures have provided the scientific community with much valuable information about tornadic structure and airflow.

h/t: vintag.es, hyperallergic

Photograph of a tornado in Howard, South Dakota, said to be taken August 28, 1884

National Geographic

Journal articles, textbooks, and items in the popular press frequently include pictures of tornadoes. Such pictures are usually well received, reflecting the widespread general interest in this natural phenomenon.

Photograph by Clinton Johnson of a tornado in North Dakota, 1895

Library of Congress

In the 19th century, when photography was developing into a mass medium, a few intrepid early adopters pointed their glass plate cameras at one of the most intimidating natural forces on Earth: the tornado.

The May 12, 1896, tornado photographed by Thomas Croft in Oklahoma City

DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

With whipping winds, accompanying rain and hail, and that foreboding electric coolness in the air, tornadoes are no easy subject — especially given their unpredictable paths of destruction.

The May 12, 1896, tornado photographed by Thomas Croft in Oklahoma City

University of Tulsa Special Collections and University Archives

“Oklahoma Cyclone”, 1898

Library of Congress

Photograph of a tornado in Ponca City, Oklahoma, ca. 1890s

Library of Congress

A stereoscopic view by D. S. Camp of the aftermath of a tornado in Wallingford, Connecticut on August 9, 1878

New York Public Library

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Gibson Girls: The Sexiest Women Of All Time
Bring The Beat Back: Youth Culture And Energy Of The 80s New York
Candid Photographs of The Rolling Stones Performing at the Alexandra Palace in London, 1964
Mexico Day Of The Dead Parade 2019
Photographer Captures Otherworldly Light Pillars In Northern Ontario
The Best Photographers Of 2021 FdB Wedding Photo Awards
Facebook Group Photoshops Plus-Sized Women To ‘Inspire’ Them To Lose Weight
Kite Aerial by Seeing the World from New Heights
Fascinating Vintage Photographs of Dutch Men In Traditional Volendam Worker Pants
Meet the 1970 AMC Gremlin, America’s First Subcompact Car
Unique. Electric. Aesthetic. Minimalistic. An American Company Has Created a Very Beautiful Retro-Style Electric Car
Scenes From A Tiny World Where Everything Could Happen: Photograher Turns Everyday Objects Into Fun Miniature Worlds
114k Instagram Followers Can’t Get Enough Of These Minimalist Everyday-Object Photos By Thai Photographer
This Photographer Shows Haunting Beauty Of Ballet Through Ballerina’s Eyes
Toy Jared Middleto Photographer Uses Practical Effects for Amazing Action Photos
Japanese Photographer Yuichi Yokota Captured Beautiful Photos Of Tokyo Covered By Heavy Snow
World Sports Photography Awards 2021: The Best Sports Photos Captured Over the Past 25 Years
"The Death Of Colossus": Striking Candid Photographs That Capture Everyday Life In The USSR In 1984-1989
Winners Of The Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2018 Announced
2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 2
Delahaye Type 165: The Most Beautiful French Car Of The 1930s
"The Redemption": Artist Tawny Chatmon Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Hair Through Striking Portraits
The Most Impressive Photos From The Ocean Photography Awards 2021 Finalists
From 'Full Beards' to '99 Percent Beards', Competition gets Hairy in New York