1900s, Culture, History, Nature, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

Celery Tonic Won’t Fix This

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Jackson, Mississippi, March 1914

Photographer Albert Fred Daniel (yes, that is three first names) captured Capitol Street as it  disappear underwater from the spilled banks of Town Creek, literally making the town a creek.

Oscar Lamb Sales took a huge hit, as well as the Heidelburg building movie house (ironically showing an epic about the Titanic), which reported its organ and all its seats total losses. The boardinghouse proprietor below tries to keep track of several of the boys who found wading in the cesspool an absolute delight.

1930s, History, Nature, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Vintage

When It Rains

Illustrated History of the U.S.
Illustrated History of the U.S.

WPA (Works Progress Administration) workers load a truck with flood debris in Louisville, KY in 1937. It sure looks a muddy mess, but since we haven’t seen a drop of rain since May,  I’d take a muddy mess right now.