Gallery view

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood Flood refugees

Wheeling (W.Va.) - Copy image: the news that her home on the island section of Wheeling had fallen victim to the raging Ohio River was the last straw for Mrs. Lillian Cale, who is shown in Market Auditorium, flood sanctuary with two children as she wept bitterly. The girls are Evelyn and Dorothy. Int. News Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 28

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Portsmouth (Ohio) - Copy image: A cow and a chicken huddle miserably together on this floating debris as the Ohio River engulfs the countryside. A.P. Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Jersey City (N.J.) - Copy image: Dozens of Coast Guard surf boats are loaded onto flat cars at Pier 13 to be rushed to the flood area along the Ohio River where they will be used in rescue work. Int. News Photo.

Alton H. Blackington 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

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

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Ashland (Ky.) - Copy image: Houses of employees of the American Rolling Mill Co. here reveal the depth of the inundation of the swollen Ohio River as it has come to many localities in the Ohio River Valley. Wide World photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: signs like this one shown here were posted throughout the business district here today, warning flood refugees and others of the importance of boiling water to prevent disease. A Red Cross relief worker points to the sign in a store window as flood refugees, carrying salvaged clothing and bedding, look on. AP Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood Flood refugees

Wheeling (W.Va.) - Copy image: It takes more than flood or famine to keep the stork from going on his appointed rounds. Here is a scene in the market auditorium, Wheeling refuge for flood sufferers, where a temporary lying-in hospital was set up for Mrs. Carrie Rollison who expected a baby hourly. Shown in the photo left to right are male nurse Warren Melzdorf, Mrs. Rollison, Jackie and Betty Ro... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1937 Jan. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Carrollton (Ky.) - Copy image: Business signs hang high and practically dry in this flooded business street of Carrollton, but business itself has been thoroughly drowned out. The inundation was caused by turbulent flood waters of the Ohio River.

Alton H. Blackington Collection