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Funerals of victims after the tornado

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Type: Black-and-white photographs
Title: Funerals of victims after the tornado
Date: 1936
Description: Funerals of victims after the tornado, 1936. Two hundred and ten dead Gainesvillians were revered at rites for the nameless in a memorial service symbolized in the double funeral of an unknown boy and girl. Services were held in the storm-scarred First Methodist Church, which was used as an emergency hospital after the disaster. Two thousand people, some of whom were bereaved relatives of storm victims, attended the mass tribute to the dead. Caption: "Hall County Library Photo Collection (0514) Gainesville, Georgia."

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Electronic version made available through a federal Library Services and Technology Act Grant and Georgia Public Library Services.

Photo Courtesy: Atlanta Journal Gainesville Eagle: April 16, 1936.

Subjects: First United Methodist Church (Gainesville, Ga.) | Funeral service--Georgia--Gainesville | Memorial service--Georgia--Gainesville | Mass casualties--Georgia--Gainesville | Tornadoes--Georgia--Gainesville | Hall County (Ga.) | Gainesville (Ga.)
Contributors: Hall County Library System (Ga.)
Online Publisher: [Gainesville, Ga. : Hall County Library System], 2001
Original Material: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 18 cm. | Forms part of: Hall County, Georgia historical photograph collection.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: [Name of photograph], Hall County, Georgia historical photograph collection, Hall County Library System.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hall/hchp/do:0514

Related Institutions: Hall County Library System (Ga.)
Collection Information: Hall County Georgia Historical Photograph Collection