A Mass of Wreck & Ruins - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 - Tiverton, RI - Postcard, c. 1930s


(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Tichnor Bros. Inc. postcard from the 1930s. It shows a "Mass of Wreck and Ruins" in Tiverton, Rhode Island after the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. 

"September 21, 1938 will long be remembered as the date of the Disastrous Hurricane which swept New England, an upheaval of Nature seldom, if ever known to this part of the country. In its wake it left behind a horrible death toll of over 600, with another 100 persons still missing; nearly 6000 homes were completely destroyed and the total damage amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars. The fury of the wind crippled power, light and telephone systems, uprooted hundred of thousands of great trees and countless smaller trees, and wrecked an untold amount of boats and small craft.", reads the description printed on the back. 

The postcard is used and is in VERY GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few minor stains. 

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