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Looking across St. Paul at the Lake Gervais cyclone. (Supplied Title)
Lake Gervais cyclone as seen from St. Paul, July 13th, 1890. (Formal Title)
Content Category: photographs
Colorization: black and white
Emulsion: gelatin silver
Physical Support: paper on board
5 inches height
8 inches width
Photographer: Fredricks & Koester
Weather and meteorology. Weather conditions. Tornadoes. Pre-1900.
Ramsey County. Little Canada.
Saint Paul. General views. 1890-1899.
Tornadoes. Saint Paul.
Subject: Little Canada, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Caption on verso: This "Chance Shot" of the Lake Gervais Cyclone was taken about 5 o'clock P.M., July 13th, 1890, from the West St. Paul Bluff, where the undersigned happened to be with his camera, taking views at the time of the disaster. As per County Map, the distance from point of observation, Cherokee Avenue and Ohio Street, to where the funnel-shaped cloud touched the earth, is full six miles, in a direct line a litte east of north. WM. F. Koester.
Original image removed for preservation. Access to originals requires permission from the Sound & Visual Curator.
QC2.51a p24 copy 4 (Locator Number)
AV1984.264.1 (Accession Number)
3742 (Negative Number)