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Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections
Title: M-378: Eugene A. Atwater St. Louis Tornado Photographs
- Atwater, Eugene A.
Extent: 4 photographs
Location note: Vertical Files
Abstract: Four photographs which document the damage inflicted by the 1896 tornado which hit St. Louis, Missouri on May 27, 1896.
Scope and Content note: This collection consists of four photographs which document the damage inflicted by the 1896 tornado which hit Saint Louis, Missouri on May 27, 1896. Although the date listed on each of the photographs is consistent with the date of the storm, the photographs may have been taken at a later date. Other photographs documenting the storm damage show a greater amount of debris than is visible in this collection. These photographs were taken by St. Louis photographer Eugene A. Atwater. Two of the photographs document the damage on Lafayette Avenue and Mississippi Avenue in what is today St. Louis’ Lafayette Square neighborhood.
Controlled Access Headings:
- Lafayette Square (Saint Louis, Mo.)
- Saint Louis (Mo.)
Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research. A digital reproduction of the collection is available on the UMSL Digital Library
Conditions Governing Use note: Some of the material in this collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and the judgment of Library staff. Library staff members reserve the right to deny reproduction services for any reason at any time.
Copyright Information: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Fee Services: Fees associated with staff research time, cost recovery in reproductions processing time and materials, and licensing may apply.
Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."