Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Collins, J.H., 1893
This cabinet card photograph shows a 6-month-old child who was allegedly carried three-quarters of a mile by the Cherokee-Pomeroy tornado of July 6, 1893.
Transcript from Portrait of 6-Month-Old Baby Carried by Cherokee-Pomeroy Tornado
- Does this child look as if it was carried by a tornado. What do you see in the photo to justify your answer?
- Compare this photo to the cabinet card photo showing relics of the Cherokee-Pomeroy tornado. Which do you think shows a larger impact on Iowans? Justify your answer.