1912 Regina SK, two photos showing damage after June 30th cyclone

$24.00 USD

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Two photos showing the aftermath of the 1912 cyclone in Regina Saskatchewan, the deadliest in Canadian history

Both photos were originally glued in a scrapbook.

#1 Mound of collapsed buildings

Horse and wagon going down road, on right side is a pile of rubble. Can see one chunk of rubble with WINNIPEG ELEVATOR…’ painted on it.

Scrapbook label:

“Showing a mass of ruins after the Cyclone of 1912 ‘Regina”

Mounted on back piece of scrapbook paper.

#2 Destroyed houses

People milling about in a residential neighbourhood. THe houses in background appear less damaged... in the foreground, debris.

Black scrapbook paper on back.

 

7.5 x 13.5 cm.

(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