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1889

Blackington, Alton H.

Johnstown flood

Johnstown (Pa.) - Copy image: people standing in ruins of the Johnstown Flood.

Alton H. Blackington 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

1934 Jan.

Blackington, Alton H.

San Gabriel River flood

El Monte (Calif.) - Copy image: Git a hoss - or, better still, get a row boat. That's the best means of getting around during the height of the flood in Southern California. The photograph shows an auto park on valley boulevard, near El Monte. The rising waters caught the cars and held them prisoners -- they couldn't float away. Acme Photo. Probably an image from the 1934 flood on the San Gabriel ... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection