George B. Schwabe Photo Collection

1. House Subcommittee on Appropriations for the Department of the Interior. Men seated at table posing for the camera include: third from left Representative Mike Kirwan of Ohio; second from right, Representative George B. Schwabe of Oklahoma. Seated at the head of the table is committee chairman Ben F. Jensen of Iowa. Washington, D.C. c. 1948. Photo was missing in June 1994.

2. Aerial view of the Lew Wentz Camp for Boys and Girls, Ponca City, Oklahoma. Post card. c. 1948.

3. Aftermath of the tornado that hit Woodward, Oklahoma, in April 1947. A crane obtained by the War Assets Administration to help clean away the debris in the stricken town is shown in action in the north part of the city, which was hardest hit by the April 9 storm. Symbolic of the efforts of Woodward citizens to rebuild their damaged city, a small tree at the left, picked clean by the twister is trying to leaf out under the watchfulness of a peaceful cloud in the skies. Woodward, Oklahoma, April 1947.

4. Aftermath of the tornado that hit Woodward, Oklahoma, in April 1947. A surplus bulldozer pushes rubble from a tornado-leveled lot into a street where loaders will pile it on trucks for removal. Surplus trucks pressed into service are lined up at the left. Woodward, Oklahoma, April 1947.

5. Line-up of parked trucks after a day's work. These trucks have the task of cleaning away the rubble left after the tornado that hit Woodward on April 9, 1947. The trucks were turned over to Woodward for the clean-up job immediately after the storm struck. Woodward, Oklahoma, April 1947.

6.Graders and trucks lined up in Woodward after a day's work at clearing streets and hauling debris. These vehicles were turned over to Woodward's rehabilitation program immediately after a tornado struck the city on April 9, 1947. Woodward, Oklahoma, April 1947.

7. Surplus barracks at the Woodward Army Air Field with a tricycle and laundry on the clothes line revealing use by families. These barracks became emergency housing immediately after the tornado of April 9, 1947, left hundreds of families homeless. Woodward, Oklahoma, April 1947.

8. Interior of a makeshift general store. Roy Tunnel (right), whose business was demolished by Woodward's tornado of April 9, 1947, shows director Chester L. Stanley of the Tulsa Regional Office of War Assets Administration how he reestablished his general store in a surplus building at the Woodward Army Air Field. April 1947.

9. Inspection of Davis Dam by the House Subcommittee on Appropriations for the Department of the Interior. The congressional group is at the top of the dam. In the foreground is Congressman Ivor D. Fenton, Pennsylvania; and behind him is chairman of the committee Ben F. Jensen, Iowa. Construction engineer H. F. Bahmeier is describing the job to Jensen. Looking downstream is William DeyErmand, Jensen's secretary. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Ralph L. Williams. Back of photo says Harry W. Myers, photographer. October 1947.

10. Grand Coulee Dam Reservoir in Washington is inspected by the House Subcommittee on Appropriations. Second from left is Ivor D. Fenton, Pennsylvania. Third from the right is George B. Schwabe, Oklahoma. At the far right is committee chairman Ben F. Jensen, Iowa. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Ralph L. Williams. September 20, 1947. Negative.

11. Ben F. Jensen of Iowa and another man at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington during the House Subcommittee on Appropriations inspection tour. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Ralph L. Williams. September 30, 1947.

12. Aerial view of Needles, California, and a portion of that area which was inundated before emergency work was undertaken. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Harry W. Myers. c. 1947.

13. Aerial view of pilot channel opposite the palo Verde Irrigation District's Outfall drain. Blythe, California. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Harry W. Myers. c. 1947.

14. Aerial view of pilot channel opposite the Palo Verde Irrigation District's Outfall drain. View shows that normal flow in the river creates a stage of water that approaches bankfull. Blythe, California. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Harry W. Myers. c. 1947.

15. Aerial view of Rock Weir and Intake Structures at the Palo Verde Irrigation District's Intake. Blythe, California. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Harry W. Myers. c. 1947.

16. Aerial view of Rock Weir and Intake Structures at the Palo Verde Irrigation District's Intake. The old structure can be seen near the center and the new structure on the left. Blythe, California. Bureau of Reclamation photo by Harry W. Myers. c. 1947.

17. View of lumbering activities in a forest. A crane moves logs onto a log hauler. Probably at Klamath Indian Agency, Klamath Falls, Oregon. c. 1947.

18-21. Views of a forest with some tree stumps and fallen timbers. Probably at Klamath Indian Agency, Klamath Falls, Oregon. c. 1947.

22. Studio portrait of George B. Schwabe. Negative.


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