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This black and white photographic postcard depicts the aftermath of a dust storm in the Midwest. A tractor is buried in dust after a storm and only the steering wheel is visible. Bare trees line the background. There is printed writing at the bottom of the card. There is printed text on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Dust storms, Dust Bowl Era - 1931-1939, Western Kansas, Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion, Weather, Natural disasters
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"Postcard: A Tractor Completely Covered by Drifted Dust #14" (1935). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 291.
A Tactor(sic) Completely Covered Cy Drifted Dust Stovall Studio Dodge City, Kansas #14 The Dust Storms that originated in the six states just East of the Rocky Mountains in the Spring of 1935 were caused by a four year drouth(sic) in that section which made the ground so dry that the Spring winds easily caused the dust to raise. Feb 21, The first storm appeared like a rolling cloud from the north and all big storms come the same way which caused almost total darkness. The air was saturated with dust over two miles high. During such storms visibility was reduced to only a very few feet. Other days, when the wind was in different directions, the visibility was one block one-fourth mile. Large drifts of dust from one days wind was moved away when the wind changed. Tons of dust was taken out when the wind changed. Tons of dust was taken out of buildings, the amount varied as to condition of the buildings. A Historical Photo Stovall Studio, Dodge City, Kan. Copyrighted 1935.