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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. 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