Archival photographs are a glorious timesink. I spent hours — days! — looking at the photos of old Kansas towns in the Wichita State University archives, getting a sense of how life might have been lived in the 1920s in Kansas. I even found a few shots of tiny Burdett, Kansas, the nearest town to the Tombaugh farm.
A whole lot of nothing going on in those days.
As opposed to now, I suppose.
One of the gems I found was the oldest known photograph of a tornado. Okay, so it’s from South Dakota. Big deal. What a gorgeously weird image this is!
You can find the original here.