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Subseries 1. The 1936 Flood, March 18, 1936

Scope and Content Notes:

The bound 8"x10" gelatin silver prints contained in six paperback photograph albums depict the flood of 1936.

Photograph Book No. 1 contains 30 images, which document various points of interest along Liberty Avenue, including Diamond Street, Graeme Street, Oliver Street and Market Street, Smithfield Street, Smallman Street, Fifth Avenue, Sixth Street, Seventh Avenue, Ninth Street, 11th and 12th Streets, and Liberty Avenue at Penn Station.

Photograph Book No. 2 contains 29 images documenting Wood Street from various intersections, including Oliver Avenue, Fifth Avenue, and Sixth Avenue. Other images depict Water Street, Diamond Street, and businesses and buildings, including First National Bank, Farmers National Bank, and the Grogan Building.

Photograph Book No. 3 contains 21 images documenting the North Side, McKees Rocks, Homestead, Hayes, and Coraopolis.

Photograph Book No. 4 contains 19 images, which document various points along the Waterfront and document the fires that broke out at Waverly Oil Works.

Photograph Book No. 5 contains 11 images documenting Penn Avenue and various businesses, including interior shots of Joseph Horne's.

Photograph Book No. 6 contains 32 images, which focus on Joseph Horne's and Jenkins Arcade, Liberty Avenue, Wood Street, Sixth Avenue, and River Views.