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Dust Storm
  • Herschel Logan
    1901–1987
    born: Magnolia, Missouri, United States ; died: Santa Ana, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Dust Storm, 1938
  • Where object was made: United States
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 178 x 229 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 231 x 270 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0003
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This print is strikingly close to some photographs of “Black Sunday” (April 14, 1935). (Worster, 17) Logan commented on this print:
A typical scene of the "Dirty 30's” of the Dust Bowl days in the Mid-West. The black clouds of dust completely hid the sun, when they rolled up over the parched plains. Windows and doors failed to keep out the fine dust. Not exactly a Chamber of Commerce illustration …but one of unforgettable reality of that time. (Logan)