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Commissioned by:
Illinois Central Railroad, American, founded 1851  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
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  Search this
American South  Search this
Communities  Search this
Great Migration  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
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
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b0640474-3261-4e4f-bb91-99485560cc11
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.13.27