Creator

Date Original

1909 September 3

Description

This is a black and white postcard with an image on the front of damage in Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas, from a tornado that touched down there in March of 1909.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thirty people were reported to have been killed in a disastrous tornado which swept Brinkley, Ark., a town of 4000 inhabitants, in March of 1909. Fires following the storm added to the damage, and nearly the entire town was destroyed. The property loss, according to conservative business men of the town at the time, was estimated to be $1,000,000.

Transcription

Scene in Brinkley, ARK.
After Cyclone Mar. 8-09
#35
Stoker
From your
friend old
bud [____]
answer and tell me
about the storm
back it to Wheatley Ark
Mr. Robert Walker
Osceola
Ark

Physical Description

Black and white postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Tornadoes; Structures

Contributor

Stoker (photographer)

Geographical Area

Brinkley, Monroe County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G5034.6

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Scene in Brinkley, Ark. after cyclone, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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