Saturday, December 17, 2011

4X5 of 1936 Hadley Flood

 Among a collection of glass plate negatives that record the great Hadley Flood of 1936, was this sheet film negative.  I was at first puzzled by the scene of apparently cheery and curious people being held off by armed soldiers until I read about the event, which severely damaged the bridge they are seen on.

Various portions of this previously unseen negative are sharp and as I zoomed around spotted these two girls among the crowd.

The photograph, the thing, survived 70+ years and we can still enjoy it simply by looking at it.

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