Gelatin silver print of four 1927 Mississippi River flood images

Image for Gelatin silver print of four 1927 Mississippi River flood images
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
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Nonconnah Creek, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Kelso, Sharkey County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Smedes, Sharkey County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
1927
Description
A gelatin silver print of the 1927 flooding of the Mississippi River. This is a set of four images on one sheet of paper, itself pasted onto a scrapbook page. At top left: Flooded Smedes Depot; at top right: Flooded Kelso Depot; at bottom left: Flood from boat; at bottom right: Flooded Smeds Depot.
Topic
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
2011.13.9
Restrictions & Rights
© 1927 Illinois Central Railroad

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