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[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0508]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson sifts the powder-dry soil through his fingers on a Colorado farm 15 miles east of Denver today."
Date: April 26, 1955
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0514]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "On his tour of Drouth and dust bowl area, secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson is shown in shirt sleeves, standing beside a farm house which was completely abandoned by the B. L. Witcher family because of drouth and drifting sands."
Date: April 28, 1955
Creator: International News Photo
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0501]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "An old windmill, toppled by dust-laden gales which have been sweeping southeast Colorado, and a stock tank, empty except for a sprinkling of snow, drove home to Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado man's fight against the elements yesterday when he toured the stricken area."
Date: March 30, 1954
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0510]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A freezing March wind whips the coat tails of a Man walking across hillocks of sand formed by the blow alongside U. S. Highway 40 just east of Denver yesterday."
Date: March 25, 1957
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0503]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Secretary of Agriculture Benson (right) and Colorado Gov. Ed C. Johnson (left) examine dry soil heaped against a fence along U.S. Highway 87 near Springfield."
Date: April 27, 1955
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0502]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "As the wind tugs at his hat, Secretary of Agriculture Benson anchors it with one hand while trudging across a furrowed field in a dust storm near Walsh."
Date: April 27, 1955
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0506]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson is shown (left Photo) wending his way across a field ten miles from Denver that was once rich wheat country, during his personal look-see into conditions in the drought dust-bowl areas."
Date: May 13, 1955
Creator: International News Photo
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0509]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Two tractors, right, etch a pattern of protection across a barren Dust Bowl farm near Walsh, Colo., in the nation's arid Southwest."
Date: July 16, 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0505]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson strolls through a dust-befogged field near here during his "Dust Bowl" tour this week."
Date: April 29, 1955
Creator: Lartz, Jack
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0316.0517]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Rivers have already have begun to retreat in the face of an unusually early drought which has struck the western country."
Date: June 25, 1936
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society