[Dust Storms and Black Dusters]

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Photograph of dust storms and black dusters, approaching a fence and small shed.

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1 photograph : b&w

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Creator: Unknown. September 2, 1934.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection and one other and was provided by Deaf Smith County Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 391 times , with 5 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Deaf Smith County Library

The Deaf Smith County Library collections include the Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection, consisting of photographic negatives documenting the history, people, businesses, and ranches of Deaf Smith County. Also included are two local history books: Deaf Smith County: The Land and Its People and A History of Deaf Smith County, featuring Pioneer Families, as well as local souvenir guides. This project is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Description

Photograph of dust storms and black dusters, approaching a fence and small shed.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w

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Produced by a combination of drought, breaking of the sod, and lack of crop cover, black dusters of the 1930s came without warning and left everything in their paths with a clinging mantle of black silt.

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Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection

The Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection consists of large format negatives donated by the Bradly family to the Deaf Smith County Public Library. Photographer Bill Bradly documented the people and businesses of the area and created preservation negatives of historic photographs. This photographic collection richly illustrates Texas's cattle and farming tradition. This project is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Humanities Texas Grant

The Humanities Texas Grant collection features a wide variety of historical photographs, letters, and documents relevant to Texas history. Humanities Texas grants enable communities throughout the state to develop programs of local interest promoting heritage, culture, and education.

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  • September 2, 1934

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • June 16, 2005, 2:20 p.m.

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  • Sept. 30, 2013, 11:13 a.m.

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[Dust Storms and Black Dusters], photograph, September 2, 1934; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3429/: accessed September 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.