Louisville Tornado of 1890 stereographs

Abstract

The Louisville Tornado of 1890 stereographs (dated 1890; 0.05 cubic feet; 13 items) comprises stereographs that document the Louisville Tornado of 1890 taken by George Barker.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Louisville Tornado of 1890 stereographs
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Tornado damage
Finding Aid Author
Robin Spratling
Preferred Citation
2015av006: [identification of item], Louisville Tornado of 1890 stereographs, 1890, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Louisville Tornado of 1890 occurred on March 27, killing over one-hundred people and injuring fifty-five. The tornado hit much of the downtown area, flattening many buildings. Among the many businesses, homes, warehouses, and buildings that were destroyed, the Falls City Hall was one of the most damaged sites. When the Falls City Hall collapsed, two hundred people were buried under the wreckage, and an estimated forty-four were killed. This tornado still remains one of the most destructive natural disaster in the history of Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Louisville Tornado of 1890 stereographs (dated 1890; 0.05 cubic feet; 13 items) comprises stereographs that document the Louisville Tornado of 1890 taken by George Barker. Identified locations include the Louisville Tobacco Warehouse, Baxter Square, Burnhams Store, the Church of the Sacred Heart, St. John's Church, Falls City Hall, and the Union Depot. These images document the wreckage in different regions of the city.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Ruins of Louisville Tobacco Warehouse , 1890

  • Box 1, item 1
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Home Sweet Home , 1890

  • Box 1, item 2
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Baxter Square-Trees Uprooted , 1890

  • Box 1, item 3
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A sample of wind power-Burnhams Store, Main Street , 1890

  • Box 1, item 4
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Main Street-After the Zephyr , 1890

  • Box 1, item 5
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Where 'Ruin's Mereless Plongshare Passed O'er' , 1890

  • Box 1, item 6
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Wreck of the Church of the Sacred Heart , 1890

  • Box 1, item 7
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Statue of the Holy Virgin standing uninjured in wreck of Church of Sacred Heart , 1890

  • Box 1, item 8
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Ruins of St John's Church and Rectory , 1890

  • Box 1, item 9
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'Caught out on a fly' Wild Swan killed by the tornado , 1890

  • Box 1, item 10
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Wreck of the Falls City Hall (75 killed) , 1890

  • Box 1, item 11
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Wreck of the Union Depot , 1890

  • Box 1, item 12
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Entrance to Baxter Square-3 inch iron rods bent and sign torn away , 1890

  • Box 1, item 13
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Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

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