Gallery view

1936 Mar.

Trees reflected on a floodplain

Massachusetts - The bare branches of several trees reflect in the Connecticut River waters flooding a field during the Flood of 1936. A small building is barely visible in the background. Photograph donated by Everett Kosarick.

University Photograph Collection

1927 Nov. 5

Connecticut River isolating Hadley houses during flood crest

Massachusetts - Two houses become isolated by the waters of the Connecticut River as it reaches flood crest during the New England Flood of 1927. Photographed by Edward H. Young of the Class of 1928.

University Photograph Collection

1936 Mar.

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Mountain View (N.J.) - Copy image: This exclusive picture depicts the tense drama of an actual rescue in Wayne County, N.J., where the overflow of the Pequannock River imperiled the entire valley. A ladder from a police rescue boat is raised to the attic of the mountain view home. The first floor is completely swamped and the automobiles on the left give an idea of the water's height. Notice the goat... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1936 Mar.

Flooded farm building and road

Massachusetts - A farm building and a local road are inundated by the waters of the Connecticut River as it crests during the Flood of 1936. Photograph donated by Everett Kosarick.

University Photograph Collection

1937 Jan. 28

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: Children got a "shot in the arm" as authorities battled to stave off disease in the flood area. A.P. Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1936 Mar.

Means, Oliver W.

Aftermath of the great Hartford Flood Flooding in front of H.G. Murk & Co., Brush Manufactures (43 Wells St.)

Hartford (Conn.) - From a series of images of the great Connecticut River flood of 1936. Most images were possibly taken by Oliver W. Means and printed as real-photo postcards, however at least one appears to have been purchased.

Blanchard-Means Family Papers

1936 Mar.

Flooded barn in field

Massachusetts - Dairy cows watch from a safe distance as the Connecticut River washes through and isolates a nearby barn during the Flood of 1936, possibly in Hadley. Photograph donated by Everett Kosarick.

University Photograph Collection

1936 Mar.

Means, Oliver W.

Aftermath of the great Hartford Flood Flooding in front of the Automobile Club of Hartford (162 Wells Street)

Hartford (Conn.) - From a series of images of the great Connecticut River flood of 1936. Most images were possibly taken by Oliver W. Means and printed as real-photo postcards, however at least one appears to have been purchased.

Blanchard-Means Family Papers

1937 Jan. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: Thousands of cans of food, piled high in a relief station here and guarded by soldiers, as shown here, await disposition to the refugees of this city's worst flood. Distribution will begin as soon as the varieties of food are sorted and transportation facilities are made available. That no one will go hungry is the plan of relief officials. A.P. Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 23

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Evansville (Ind.) - Copy image: Aerial view made by a staff photographer of the Chicago Herald and Examiner from a sky liner of the Trans-Continental and Western Airlines, shows many homes from which hundreds of families have had to flee because of the fast rising flood waters. Int. News Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection