BOWMANVILLE, Ontario: Rare 1919 'TORNADO PHOTO PC #1

One of the important news stories of 1919 is represented by this very rare photo postcard, and another card also listed at this time.

Microfilm research of the former Canadian Statesman newspaper will provide you with many more details about the freak tornado that struck Bowmanville, Ontario's town centre area on the evening of November 30.

In the postcard shown , the picture take soon after in December, resulting damage is clearly evident. On top of and littering the front lawn of the home at the southwest corner of Wellington and Temperance streets (the house is still t today) is debris tossed over -- lifted from the roof of the old Dominion Organ and Piano Company factory across the street.

No credit is given to the photographer and publisher of this item, and it was never put into the mail.

Its back is blank except for overprints identifying areas for a message, address and stamp.

Excellent condition!