Aftermath of tornado, Woodhaven, Long Island, New York, 1895.
Group outside buildings damaged by tornado.
Tornado, Waynoka, Oklahoma, May 17, 1898.
Evidence of 1898 cyclone, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 1904.
Cyclone, people watching in foreground, Oklahoma.
The Frontal System Was Known as the "Squall Line", material from a basic meteorology course, 1948.
The United States Department of Agriculture printed in its July, 1895 Monthly Weather Review that on the afternoon of July 13, 1895 a tornado that began in Cherry Hill, New Jersey made its way to Woodhaven, Long Island in New York. The image above, a hand-colored lantern slide in the Museum Library's Lantern Slide Collection, shows an area where the tornado caused massive destruction, though Cherry Hill sustained more damage. Images to the left show more documentation of the aftermath of tornadoes from New York, as well as South Carolina and Oklahoma before 1900.
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