1890 tornado photographs collection, 1890

Descriptive Summary

1890 tornado photographs collection, 1890
University of Louisville Special Collections
ca. 100 items
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Several collections from the Photographic Archives focus on the damage resulting from the catastrophic tornado of March 27, 1890. This storm killed over one hundred people, with fifty-five dying at the Falls City Hall in Louisville, where several groups and a dancing class were meeting. This tornado remains the twenty-fifth most deadly storm in United States history. Among the collections are the Klauber collection with eight large mounted prints by local photographer Edward Klauber, and the Brecher collection with sixty-three glass negatives by an unidentified photographer.