Part of our upcoming production Rain Follows the Plow takes place in the Dust Bowl, so we've spent a lot of time looking at pictures from that time. And man, some of these shots are incredible. For your edification, here are some of them in no particular order, with links to where we found them on the interwebs. If you know of other images or stories from the Dust Bowl, comment or email with the link.
And after you check out these pics, be sure to reserve your tickets to Rain Follows the Plow, playing July 5-20 at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis! /Tanner
Dust storm outside of Stratford, TX. No matter how many times you see an iconic shot like this, it still scares the bejesus out of you.
A car submerged in dust.
A homestead buried in dust outside of Dallas, South Dakota.
Refugees fleeing the dust. Nearly 2.5 million people left the Great Plains, most heading west.
A farmstead damaged by a dust storm in Oklahoma.
The dark clouds of a dust storm approach a small town in Kansas. This particularly massive storm stretched from Texas to Canada. It hit on Sunday, April 14, 1935 and became known as 'Black Sunday'. Images like this make it seem more reasonable that some thought the mega dust storm was the end of times.
Masks meant to protect the good people from dust inhalation and suffocation.
This little guy toughs out the dust in Oklahoma.
RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW
written by Rachel Nelson // directed by Laura Leffler-McCabe
July 5-20, 2013 // All performances at 7:30 p.m.
The Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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