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1936 Flood, Hartford
March 1936
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Photography; gelatin silver prints on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 1/8 x 5 3/8in. (7.9 x 13.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 3 1/2 x 5 13/16in. (8.9 x 14.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of David and Dorothy Kagan
Description: Views of floodwaters, wreckage and cleanup following the March 1936 flood in Hartford. Some photographs include apartment buildings, automobiles, bridges, buses, commercial buildings, and houses. Locations include Asylum Street, Bushnell Park, Cleveland Avenue, Elm Street, Loomis Street, Pearl Street, Sheldon Street, Tower Avenue, Village Street, Windsor Avenue, and Wyllys Street. Several locations are in the North End. One photograph shows women in a canoe. Others shows refugees in a rowboat, a horse-drawn wagon, and in a breadline at the Old State House. Several show scenes along the Park River and the Connecticut River.
Inscription: Verso: Each photograph is inscribed in pencil with a brief title, usually giving the location where it was taken. The accession number is inscribed in pencil, lower right, on each photograph.
Object Number: 2001.128.2-.29
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