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    • 434. Jeffersonville High School, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Schools; Education
    • The flood waters have crested and the entire first floor of the old Jeffersonville High School is completely covered. The red-brick building is four stories tall in the center section and three stories in the wings. This photograph was taken on...
    • 559. 1939 Rose Island Ticket Office

    • Floods; Disasters; Amusement Parks
    • This 1939 image taken by photographers affiliated with the Courier Journal, shows the destrction the flood brought to the inside of structures. A wooden chest, metal cash drawer, and account ledger lay surrounded by paper and other office debris.
    • 453. Wall Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education; Churches
    • Wall street is shown as the waters recede. A bench and barrel are at the front of the picture, tossed in the center of the street by the waters. One either side of the street, buildings stand, isolated by the remaining water and creating a desolate...
    • 532. Private dining at Rose Island

    • Amusement Parks; Eating & drinking facilities; Entertainment
    • A photograph depicting well-to-do persons enjoying the private dining room facilities at Rose Island. The well dressed group of people are shown sitting at several small (2-to 4 chairs) tables and one longer table for a party of 10 or 12. Along...
    • 553. Ohio River Fishing

    • Amusement parks; Fishing; Recreation; Fish
    • Rose Island hired men to fish and keep the resort supplied with fresh fish for meals. One of the fishermen shows off a single day's catch in 1930 of 18 fish for the Rose Island photographer.
    • 441. Municipal Bridge Gate House, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Bridges; Education
    • The Municipal Bridge was closed due to the flood waters. Depicted in this image is the Gate House (Toll booths) on the Indiana side. The picture was taken from the bridge, looking north. Visible behind the tollbooth's are the buildings of the...
    • 442. The Lighthouse Roadhouse, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Restaurants; Education
    • This image shows the roadhouse with it's neon sign in the shape of a lighthouse, attached to the central lighthouse tower of the building. The One story building spreads out on either side of the central entrance at the base of the lighthouse...
    • 445. No. 1, Aerial View, January 27, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Aerial photographs; Education
    • The first of three aerial photographs taken showing clark County, Indiana in the 1937 flood. This one shows the eastern part of the city flooded, with just a little dry land showing in the upper right had side of the picture.
    • 446. Aerial view of the Colgate Factory

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Aerial photographs; Education
    • This aerial photograph focuses in on the Colgate plant and the homes surrounding it. There are many roofs of houses and cars visible. The Colgate Clock shows the time as twenty til four. The struts of the plane are clearly defined in this picture...
    • 447. 509 Spring Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Masonic buildings; Education
    • This view of the 500 block of Spring Street shows the buildings as the flood waters were receding. The Masonic Temple at 509 Spring Street clearly shows the water line. It was the first downtown building cleaned after the flood and became the...
    • 448. Receeding waters, Spring Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Commercial Streets; Education
    • Spring Street appears in this February 1937 image. Buildings one either side show holes where windows and doors used to be closed in, torn awnings, debris held fast against walls by receding waters and a house floating off its moorings in the...
    • 449. Court and Fulton Streets, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • The two slides show images of the same house, the first during the flood in January 1937 and the second, a few weeks later in February 1937. The purpose was to show how much damage occurred six blocks north of the river.
    • 451. Pearl Street, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • Water is still standing on Pearl Street, and in the water floats buildings pulled of their foundations, a shutter is caught in the remains of a tree on the left side, with more building debris just beyond it. The telephone poles that line the...
    • 452. Anderson Foundry, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education
    • Located at 425-427 Watt Street in Jeffersonville, the Foundry is shown surrounded by flood waters. There is remarkable little debris showing. in this picture of wooden buildings with open doors. One small building might be off of its foundations...
    • 454. Flood Pass, February 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Rivers; Education; Martial law; Disaster Relief
    • Pictured is one of the few unrestricted passes given in the early days following the flood. The flooded area came under Martial Law and if an individual were found in the area with a pass, he or she could be either shot or jailed. Charles Kidder...
    • 457. Aftermath, February 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Education
    • A residential street near downtown shows five shotgun style homes tossed as if they are Lincoln logs. All are off of their foundations, one completely on its side, another tilted. Various pieces of debris are on the ground around the homes.
    • 458. Cleanup, 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Education
    • More street cleanup from the damage is shown in this shot, from debris piled high in a vacant lot to at the left of the scene, to a house showing damage to it's roof and a permanent water line etched into the walls to a house at the far right...
    • 459. Warder Park, February 1937

    • Disasters; Floods; Education
    • Warder Park on Court Avenue in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was another spot where debris piled up. At the left is the edge of the Jeffersonville Library's Carnegie building. Trees and shrubs in the park show extensive damage across the front of the...

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