Item #21095 Original Period Photo Album of the March 1936 Great Hartford Flood (Also Known as The Great Connecticut River Flood)
Original Period Photo Album of the March 1936 Great Hartford Flood (Also Known as The Great Connecticut River Flood)
Original Period Photo Album of the March 1936 Great Hartford Flood (Also Known as The Great Connecticut River Flood)
Original Period Photo Album of the March 1936 Great Hartford Flood (Also Known as The Great Connecticut River Flood)

Original Period Photo Album of the March 1936 Great Hartford Flood (Also Known as The Great Connecticut River Flood)

Photo Album. Wonderful period photo album (almost certainly made in 1936) by P. Carpenter and T. Newcomb, documenting in early photos the damage inflicted on Hartford, CT by the Great Hartford Flood (or, alternately, the Great Connecticut River Flood) of March 1936. Each photo has an informative handwritten caption below it, usually placing the exact location of the photo and often identifying the buidings, bridges, roads, etc. The 2 men who put together this album (Carpenter and Newcomb) were clearly intimately acquainted with Hartford and, through the album, made for first-rate guides. Whether capturing the Telephone Operator's Ferry, the guts of the Pearl Street Sub. Station, the City Pumping Station or the Sewage Disposal Plant, the photos have an immediacy that clearly captured the damage brought on by the flooding. The photos --each measuring 6" tall x 3 1/2" wide-- are uniformly clean and bright, and each is mounted onto mustard-yellow paper. 77 photos all told, all contained and bound into a hollowed-out, light brown cloth book, which was titled "Special Instructions --Automatic Switching Equipment-- General Electric-- Schenectady, N.Y." Very Good +. Item #21095

Price: $500.00

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