Greenville, Miss. 4-30-27

Gelatin silver print of the 1927 Mississippi River flood

Image for Greenville, Miss. 4-30-27
Commissioned by
Illinois Central Railroad, American, founded 1851
Photograph by
Unidentified
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 7/8 x 10 1/16 in. (20 x 25.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 30, 1927
Description
A gelatin silver print of the 1927 flooding of the Mississippi River. This photo depicts a house with flood waters around it. The homeowner's car has been driven up the front steps to keep it dry.
Topic
African American
American South
Communities
Great Migration
Photography
United States--History--1919-1933
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.13.27
Restrictions & Rights
© 1927 Illinois Central Railroad
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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