A. A. Adams, Garnett, Kansas, photographed this tornado as it passed near Central City, Kansas, in 1884. According to a newspaper account in The Garnett Journal, Friday, May 17, 1907, this was the first photograph taken of a tornado. These three prints were all made from the same photo negative and show the various ways Adams printed the image. Adams may have enhanced the negative while printing to darken the image of the tornado as appears evident in the cabinet card (Photo *1).
Creator: Adams, A. A.
Date: April 23, 1884
Item Number: 209199
Call Number: FK2.A2 .4 T.1884 *1-3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209199
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Tornadoes
Date - 1880s - 1884
Environment - Weather - Storms - Tornadoes
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Stereographs
Places - Cities and towns - Garnett
Places - Counties - Anderson
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Stereographs