Wreckage at Broadway- 1920s Antique Postcard- Tornado Aftermath- Lorain, Ohio- Natural Disaster- June 28, 1924- H H Hamm


(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original antique H. H. Hamm postcard from the 1920s. It shows a view of the utter devastation and wreckage of Broadway Street in Lorain, Ohio after a tornado swept through on June 28, 1924.

Lorain, center of great shipbuilding and steel industries, felt the greatest shock of the twister. Hastily compiled lists of dead ranged from 80 to 200 and injured above 1,500. The city according to reporters who made their way back to telephone wires in communication with Cleveland, is a scene of stark horror. Broadway, the main street of the city, was a mass of twisted girders and timbers. All bridges were down. The school buildings and fire houses were turned into improvised hospitals.

The postcard is unused and is in FAIR condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a large chunk missing from the bottom edge, a puncture mark near the center.

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