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Apparition: 1939

Apparition: 1939

1939. "Texas whirlwind." View full size. Nitrate negative by David Myers.


DC'er by Day

I grew up in Oklahoma where these were common. We call them Dirt Devils.

[Like the vacuum cleaner? I've seen them called dust devils. - Dave]

Texas Whirlwinds

It was great fun to try to get into the middle of one of these when I was a kid in the Texas panhandle. We learned quickly to keep our mouths shut if we didn't want to eat dirt.

Texas Vortex

That tells me so much about Texas . . . and the phenomenon of weather. What a great picture!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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