1912 Regina SK, photo postcard damaged YWCA after June 30th cyclone

$27.00 USD

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Photo of damaged YWCA building after deadly Regina Cyclone of June 30th 1912.

Written on negative ‘Y.W.C.A”.

'W---JAW R.P.O.  JUL 10 12 NO. 3' railway postmark on 1 cent King George V stamp and mailed to Bradford Ontario. Receiving postmark 'BRADFORD JUL 12 12 ONT' (note postmark error: '12' day is upside down)

Smudges, toning on back.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

 

The Regina Cyclone, or Regina tornado of 1912, was a tornado that devastated the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Sunday, June 30, 1912. It remains the deadliest tornado in Canadian history with a total of 28 fatalities. At about 4:50 p.m., green funnel clouds formed and touched down south of the city, tearing through the residential area between Wascana Lake and Victoria Avenue, and continuing through the downtown business district, rail yards, warehouse district, and northern residential area.

"The cyclone claimed twenty-eight lives and was the worst in Canadian history in terms of deaths. It also rendered 2,500 persons temporarily homeless and caused over $1,200,000 in property damage. It took the city two years to repair the damage and ten years to pay off its storm debt."

WIKIPEDIA