Commissioned by
Illinois Central Railroad, American, founded 1851
Photograph by
Unidentified
Date
May 1, 1927
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image and Sheet): 8 1/16 x 9 15/16 in. (20.5 x 25.3 cm)
Description
A gelatin silver print of the 1927 flooding of the Mississippi River. This photo depicts a group of men in canoes near a flooded railway stop.
Place captured
Cary, Sharkey County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
American South
Communities
Great Migration
Photography
Transportation
U.S. History, 1919-1933
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.13.24
Restrictions & Rights
© 1927 Illinois Central Railroad
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f3a448e9-6a19-4393-bbe0-61fd75921cf2
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