[Dust Storms and Black Dusters]


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.


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 443 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.


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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


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

Photographer Bill Bradly documented the people and businesses of the Deaf Smith County area, represented here. Funding provided in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Humanities Texas Grant

Since 1974, this grant has enabled communities to develop local programs to promote heritage, culture, and education.

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  • September 2, 1934

Added to The 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 October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.