Ohio River 1937 flood photograph collection, 1937-1937 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 2/1/PH 63
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The 1937 Ohio River Flood Collection consists of 111 photographs taken by staff photographers of the Wide World Photograph service during January and February in 1937. The images provide visual evidence of the damage to the Ohio River Valley and to towns along the River's swollen banks from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois. Flooding was not limited to the area along Arkansas where rivers such as the St. Frances and the Mississippi as well as smaller creeks, flooded the banks.