Wesley L. Jones photograph collection, 1910-1927  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Jones, Wesley Livsey, 1863-1932
Title
Wesley L. Jones photograph collection
Dates
1910-1927 (inclusive)
1927 (bulk)
Quantity
3 boxes, 1 folder
309 photographic prints (2 boxes) ; various sizes
47 lantern slides (1 box)
1 pen & ink drawing on paper
Collection Number
PH0715
Summary
Portraits of Wesley Jones, lantern slides of Alaska, images of the flooding of the White and Cache Rivers, in Clarendon, Arkansas, and an album with images of the Mississippi River Flood of 1927
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Wesley Livsey Jones was born on an Illinois farm in 1863, just days after his father died while serving in the Union army. Jones became a lawyer, and at the age of 26 he moved his practice to North Yakima (now Yakima). He quickly became involved with the Republican Party and was nominated to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898. The Republican slate in Washington swept the elections, whisking Jones into office. He served in the House for ten years before running successfully for the U.S. Senate in 1908. He described himself a “conservative progressive”; a desire for compromise and an aversion to controversy characterized his political style. When many Republicans bolted to form the Progressive Party in 1912, Jones remained a “regular” Republican but moderated the dispute and helped pave the way for the re-integration of Washington’s Progressives in 1916.

Jones rose to become the Republican whip and served as chairman of the powerful Appropriations and Commerce Committees. Jones unflaggingly promoted federal investment in the Pacific Northwest; he led the development of the Puget Sound Navy Yard at Bremerton, successfully championed several federal irrigation projects in the region, and drafted the Jones Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which stipulated that only American ships could carry cargo between American ports (which made Alaska dependent on Seattle-owned shipping firms). Jones also helped craft the compromise which became the Federal Water Power Act of 1920. Jones staunchly advocated Prohibition throughout his career and sponsored several failed bills to tighten enforcement of the Volstead Act in the 1920s. While this “dry” stance initially increased his popularity, Jones seemed out of touch and puritanical in the late-1920s as Washingtonians increasingly viewed Prohibition as a failure. Jones ran for a fifth term in 1932, but was hampered both by deteriorating health and by association with an unpopular party headed by the unpopular President Hoover. Just as a Republican landslide had swept him into Congress thirty-four years earlier, a Democratic landslide swept him out in 1932 and replaced him with the liberal Homer Bone. Jones died less than three weeks after his defeat.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

In the spring of 1927, after weeks of unusually heavy rains, the Mississippi River and its tributaries breached levees causing massive and widespread flooding throughout the Mississippi River Valley. At the time, it was the worst flood in the history of the valley. An area of 27,000 miles was affected and it is estimated that as many as a thousand people lost their lives and one million were left homeless.

Prior to the flood, in Greenville, Mississippi and other areas tens of thousands of African Americans were relocated to camps on levees and the men were forced to work for little or no pay. On April 16th, when the flooding began, many African Americans were killed when Greenville levee collapsed. One week later, thirteen thousand African Americans were still stranded on the Greenville levee.

As the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, Jones was involved in legislation related to the development of levees in the Mississippi River Valley prior to, and after the 1927 flood. Jones collaborated with Senator Frank R. Reid from Illinois, Republican chair of the House Flood Control Committee, to write the Reid-Jones Bill that provided for improvements to the Mississippi River for flood control and navigation. The album photographs may have been used as visual aids for Senate hearings held by Senators Jones and Reid in support of this bill. In late May 1927, Jones and nine members of the House Flood Control Committee took part in a fact-finding tour of the flooded Mississippi Valley area. The 1928 Flood Control Act was signed into law by President Coolidge and provided that the Federal government help to bear the costs associated with improvements to the Mississippi River.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes portraits of Wesley Jones, lantern slides of Alaska, images of the flooding of the White and Cache Rivers, in Clarendon, Arkansas, and an album with images of the Mississippi River Flood of 1927. Glass lantern slides in this collection may have been used as visual aids by Senator Jones for related presentations.

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Wesley L. Jones portraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder:oversize item
OS3 1
 Portrait of Wesley L. Jones
Fenton (photographer)
1911
Box/Folder
1/1 2
 Portrait of Wesley L. Jones
Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
circa 1920s
1/1 3 circa 1920s
1/1 4
Wesley L. Jones with a group of men
Ray Haas (photographer)
circa 1920s

Lantern slides of AlaskaReturn to Top

These lantern slides most likely originate from the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Many of these images appear in the brochure "Alaska: Our Frontier Wonderland" which was first published in 1911 by the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 5 1912
2/2 6
Map showing area comparison with the Scandinavian Peninsula
1913
2/3 7
Map of U.S. showing lines of equal average temperatures for winter months
undated
2/4 8
Map showing arable lands (missing 2005))
undated
2/5 9
Map showing land areas with coal deposits
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
1913
2/6 10
Map showing size of Alaska relative to United States
1915
2/7 11
Placer mining; shoveling in Nome
F. H. Nowell, Nome (photographer)
undated
2/8 12 undated
2/9 13
 Dredge on Solomon River
F. H. Nowell, Nome (photographer)
Hand colored
September 21, 1902
2/10 14
Treadwell mine
undated
2/11 15
La Touche copper mine
undated
2/12 16 undated
2/13 17
 Marble quarry at Tokien
E. B. Thompson, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
Hand colored
undated
2/14 18
Coal bed, Nenana Field
undated
2/15 19
 Scow load of salmon
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
undated
2/16 20
Santa Ana Cannery, southeast Alaska
E. R. Warner, Seattle (photographer)
Hand colored
undated
2/17 21
Seal herd, Pribilof Islands
LaVoy (photographer)
undated
2/18 22
 Reindeer herd
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
undated
2/19 23
Potato patch at Nenana, Tanana Valley
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Hand colored
undated
2/20 24
 Government farm at Fairbanks
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/21 25
Erickson farm, Fairbanks
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/22 26 undated
2/23 27
Detail view of a blueberry branch
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/24 28
Detail view of a wild rose branch in a glass jar
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/25 29
Detail view of branch of fireweed
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/26 30
Exterior view of a house in Fairbanks
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/27 31
Interior of Honorable T. McGowan's house in Fairbanks
Hand colored
undated
2/28 32
Leonard Seppala and his dogs surrounded by large crowd of people after winning the Eighth All Alaska Sweepstakes dog sled race
Lomen Brothers (photographer)
April 17, 1915
2/29 33
 Several men in a horse-drawn wagon on a road near Valdez
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
undated
2/30 34
Road along side of a river, Keystone Canyon
undated
2/31 35
View of Northwestern Railroad tracks
undated
2/32 36 undated
2/33 37 undated
2/34 38
Houses and commercial buildings in Ketchikan and the Tongass Narrows
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
undated
2/35 39
Houses and commercial buildings in Juneau
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
undated
2/36 40
Houses and commercial buildings in Sitka
undated
2/37 41
 View of Lynn Canal and Skagway from Mt. Dewey
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/38 42
Territorial view of Cordova
Curtis & Miller, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
August 1910
2/39 43
View of Valdez
undated
2/40 44
View of Seward
undated
2/41 45 undated
2/42 46
View of Nome from water
undated
2/43 47
 View of Iditarod, Alaska
Lomen Brothers (photographer)
undated
2/44 48 undated
2/45 49
Footpath in forest
undated
2/46 50
View of Childs Glacier with an illustration of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., superimposed for comparison
Caption: From National Geographic Magazine, Copyright, 1911.
undated
2/47 51
View of Columbia Glacier
Hand colored by E. R. Warner, Seattle, Washington
undated
2/48 52
Mount Blackburn
Hand colored
undated
2/49 53
Mount McKinley, Parker-Browne Expedition (missing as of 10/25/2005)
1910
2/50 54
Sunset at Nome (missing)
undated

Flooding of the White and Cache Rivers, Clarendon, ArkansasReturn to Top

Downing's Studio, Stuttgart, Arkansas  ( photographer)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 55
Houses with flood water up to roof level
1927
1/2 56
Flooded hotel in downtown
1927
1/2 57 1927
1/2 58
View of flooding in downtown (Second & Madison streets)
The Methodist Episcopalian Church and the M & P (Merchant & Planters?) Bank are visible.
April 24, 1927
1/2 59
Flooded buildings
The Monroe County Courthouse, Bank of Clarendon, and the Monroe County Sun Chronicle are visible.
1927
1/2 60
Rooftop view of flooding
April 24, 1927
1/2 61 April 24, 1927
1/2 62
Men in a row boat
April 24, 1927

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 AlbumReturn to Top

These were possibly made by, or for, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 63
Photograph of a decal for Illinois Central System
undated
1/3 64
Title page of album: "The Mississippi River Flood of 1927. Mounds & Cairo, Ill. to New Orleans, LA."
1927
1/4 65
Map of the United States showing the watershed of the Mississippi River
undated
1/5 66
Annotated map of the Mississippi River showing the Route of the Flood Committee
Map legend indicates 20 locations were visited from April 16 - May 24,1927.
1927
1/6 67
Three-part photographic panorama of a flooded street in Mounds, Illinois
April 22, 1927
1/7 68
Four-part photographic panorama of a rail yard in Mounds, Illinois
April 22, 1927
1/8 69a
Engine on flooded tracks in Mounds, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 69b
People and cars near flooded tracks in Mounds, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 70a
Group of people standing on and around train platform in Mounds, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 70b
Men in a row boat along side of train tracks and rail cars in Mounds, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 71a
Flooded area near railroad tracks in E. Cairo, Illinois. A blimp (airship) is visible in the distance
April 22, 1927
1/8 71b April 22, 1927
1/8 71c
Men walking on railroad tracks near a sugar house in Mounds, Illinois
April 22, 1927
1/8 71d
Men walking on flooded railroad tracks in E. Cairo, Illinois
April 22, 1927
1/8 72a
Two steamboats docked at the riverfront in Cairo, Illinois; passengers at ticket station
April 17, 1927
1/8 72b
Logs and debris floating against levee near railroad tracks in Cairo, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 73a
High water level at levee near railroad tracks in Cairo, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 73b April 17, 1927
1/8 74a
Cairo Bridge in Cairo, Illinois
April 17, 1927
1/8 74b
Man walking on levee at riverfront in Cairo, Illinois
Also pictured is Planter's Hotel.
April 17, 1927
1/8 75a-b
Flooded railroad tracks
"Wickliffe to E. Cairo."
April 22, 1927
1/8 75c
Men, women, and children standing on train depot platform and several people in a row boat in Mounds, Illinois
April 22, 1927
1/8 75d
Railcar on flooded railroad tracks in E. Cairo, Illinois
April 22, 1927
1/8 76a
Flooded railroad tracks
"South of E. Cairo."
April 22, 1927
1/8 76b-d
Flooded railroad tracks
"Wickliffe to E. Cairo."
April 22, 1927
1/8 77a-b
Several men and dogs atop a wall of sandbags near railroad tracks in Memphis, Tennessee
May 5, 1927
1/8 77c
Men standing on top of a damaged levee in Memphis, Tennessee
May 5, 1927
1/8 77d
Damaged levee in Memphis, Tennessee
May 5, 1927
1/8 78a
Men building row boats
April 1927
1/8 78b
Flooded railroad tracks, Lakeview, Mississippi
April 24, 1927
1/8 78c
Train running on tracks, Lakeview, Mississippi
April 27, 1927
1/8 78d
People crossing flooding tracks near Post Office, Lakeview, Mississippi
April 24, 1927
1/9 79
Two-part photographic panorama of a flooded cattle yard (?)
1927
1/10 80
Flooded rail station in Scott
May 10, 1927
1/10 81
Flooded railroad tracks
"South from Metcalfe."
May 10, 1927
1/10 82
Flooded railroad tracks
"North from Metcalfe."
May 10, 1927
1/11 83
Five-part photographic panorama of flooding in the business district of Greenville, Mississippi
Pictured are horse-drawn carriages, people standing ankle-deep in water; boat with man and child.
April 30, 1927
1/12 84a
View of house and cars flooded, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 84b April 30, 1927
1/12 84c-d
Flooded houses, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 85a
View from a rowboat of a flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/12 85b
Flooded commercial area adjacent to railroad tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/12 85c
Several men in a canoe in a flooded area, Greenville, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/12 85d
Flooded commercial area adjacent to railroad tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/12 86a-b
Flooded house, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 86c
First National Bank building, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 86d-87b
Flooded houses, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 87c
Flooded commercial/industrial building, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 87d
Flooded houses, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 88a
Woman standing on platform adjacent to flooded tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 88b-d
Roof top view of flooded train depot, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 89
Street view of flooded train depot, Greenville, Mississippi, with cars parked on platform
April 30, 1927
1/12 90 May 11, 1927
1/12 91 April 30, 1927
1/12 92
Building adjacent to levee, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/12 93
Roof top view of flooded railroad tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
"South from R.R. Water Tank."
April 30, 1927
1/13 94
Roof top view of flooded railroad tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
"South from R.R. Water Tank."
May 11, 1927
1/13 95a
People in a horse-drawn carriage and people in a row boat on a flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 95b
Three houses in flooded residential area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 95c
Flooded train station, Greenville, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/13 95d
View down a flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 96a
Brick building in flooded area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 96b
Flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 96c
Building with a bell tower in flooded area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 96d
View down a flooded street; men in a rowboat in the foreground, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 97a
Church surrounded by flood water, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 97b
Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 97c
Horse-drawn carriage in the middle of a flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 97d April 30, 1927
1/13 98a May 11, 1927
1/13 98b
Rail cars on flooded tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/13 98c-d May 11, 1927
1/13 99a
Flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 99b
African-American man rowing a boat with two men in front of a house, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 99c
House on flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 99d
Several houses on a flooded residential street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 100a
Three wooden buildings in flooded area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 100b
House on a flooded residential street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 100c
View of flooded street in the downtown; temporary boardwalk is visible on the left, Greenville, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/13 100d
Flooded street in a commercial area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 101a
Building on flooded street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 101b
Goyer (automobile) Service Station, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 101c
Two-story brick building with white arch, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 101d
Large, three-story stone building with pillars, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 102a-103b
Flooded streets in Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 103c
House and car on a flooded street in residential area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/13 103d April 30, 1927
1/14 104a
Truck being driven on a flooded commercial street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/14 104b
A flooded commercial street, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/14 104c
Large crowd of people in line, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/14 104d
Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/14 105
Exterior of the Wray Building, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/14 106 April 30, 1927
1/15 107
Two-part photographic panorama picturing men and women sitting in boats and standing outside at the Greenville Train Depot, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/16 108
View from R.R. water tank of Greenville looking North, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/17 109
View of a train depot from the top of a rail car, Wayside, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/17 110
Man standing in front a rail car carrying gravel, Wayside, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/17 111
View of the train depot at Avon, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/17 112a
Flooded train tracks, South of James, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/17 112b
Men standing next to rail car with a crane, Benoit, Mississippi
May 10, 1927
1/17 112c
"Section Houses S. of James", Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/17 112d
Building, Benoit, Mississippi
May 10, 1927
1/17 113
Train depot, James, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/17 114
Rail cars along side of the train depot, Benoit, Mississippi
1927
1/17 115
Two African-American men sitting at edge of flooded area on a commercial street, Benoit, Mississippi
May 10, 1927
1/17 116-118
Flooded railroad tracks, depot, and buildings, Longwood, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/18 119
Flooded train depot, Hampton, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/18 120
Flooded train depot, Grace, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/18 121a
Flooded railroad tracks, Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 12, 1927
1/18 121b
Automobiles and railcars at flooded depot, Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/18 121c
Cattle roaming on partially flood railroad tracks, Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 12, 1927
1/18 121d
People peering from rail cars and cattle standing on platform at flooded depot, Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/18 122-123 May 2, 1927
1/18 124
Cattle standing in a flooded area, South of Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/18 125
African-American men, women, and children, South of Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/18 126
Flooded train station, Rolling Fork, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/19 127
Two-part photographic panorama of Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Pictured is the Bank of Rolling Fork building.
May 2, 1927
1/20 128
African-Americans in line at the Birdsong Camp, Cleveland, Mississippi
April 29, 1927
1/20 129 April 29, 1927
1/20 130a
Several boats at river bank, "Cleveland-Leland", Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/20 130b
Cattle on land mass surrounded by flood water, "Cleveland-Leland", Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/20 130c
Men pushing a boat near railroad tracks, "Cleveland-Leland", Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/20 130d
View of flooded downtown area, Greenville, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 131a May 1, 1927
1/20 131b
Flooding building, "Near Choctaw", Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 131c
Flooded railroad tracks, "Burdette-Wilmot", Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 131d
Flooding train depot, Near Choctaw, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 132
View (possibly aerial) of a flooded farm, "So. of Choctaw", Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 133a
Tent adjacent to rail cars, Helm, Mississippi
May 9, 1927
1/20 133b
African-American children peering out of a wooden shelter adjacent to flooded railroad tracks, Helm, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 133c
View of flooded railroad tracks; wooden shelter is visible to the left, Helm, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 133d
African-Americans standing on railroad tracks in flooded area, Helm, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/20 134
African Americans at a tent encampment on train tracks at the flooded depot, Helm, Mississippi
April 29, 1927
1/20 135
Man sitting on destroyed railroad tracks holding a sign which reads '27', Near Helm, Mississippi
May 9, 1927
1/20 136
Man sitting on destroyed railroad tracks holding a sign which reads '28', Near Helm, Mississippi
May 9, 1927
1/21 137
Two-part photographic panorama of African Americans at a tent encampment near river, Greenville, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/22 138 May 9, 1927
1/22 139
Man sitting on warped railroad tracks holding a sign which reads '16', Near Helm, Mississippi
May 9, 1927
1/22 140
Railcars on submerged tracks, Greenville, Mississippi
"3 locomotives under water, 1 1/2 miles east of Greenville."
1927
1/22 141
Men standing on warped railroad tracks, one holding a sign which reads '26', Near Helm, Mississippi
May 9, 1927
1/22 142
Man sitting on warped railroad tracks holding a sign which reads '29', Near Helm, Mississippi; group of men in the background working on tracks
May 9, 1927
1/22 143a
View of flooded house, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 25, 1927
1/22 143b
Several boats with men in flooded area, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 25, 1927
1/22 143c
People standing near rail cars on flooded tracks, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 25, 1927
1/22 143d
Two men on a Coast Guard cutter flying the Coast Guard ensign, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/22 144a
Flooded residential area, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 24, 1927
1/22 144b
View of a flooded house with a car parked on the front porch, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 24, 1927
1/22 144c
Hog standing on rooftop of a house in flooded area, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 24, 1927
1/22 144d
Flooded residential area, Elizabeth, Mississippi
April 24, 1927
1/22 145a
African-American men and boys with slaughtered cow, Leland, Mississippi
April 25, 1927
1/22 145b-c April 25, 1927
1/22 145d April 25, 1927
1/22 146
African-American men standing on cart, Leland, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/22 147
Horses standing on tracks adjacent to large building, Leland, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 148
Cattle standing on tracks adjacent to large building, Leland, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/23 149
View of flooded area near railroad tracks, Arcola, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/23 150
Flooding at Estill Depot, Estill, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/23 151
Flooding at Hollandale Depot, Hollandale, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/23 152a
Two men in a rowboat near Ruben's Meat Market, Hollandale, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 152b
Flooding at Hollandale Depot, Hollandale, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 152c
Large building in flooded area, Hollandale, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 152d-153a
Flooded street, Hollandale, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 153b May 1, 1927
1/23 153c
Encampment at rail cars, Hollandale, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 153d
Men in boats in front of the Russell Bros. Building, Hollandale, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 154a
Rail cars on flooded tracks, Percy, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 154b
Flooded tracks, Percy, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 154c
Building adjacent to flooded tracks, Percy, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/23 154d
Chickens on roof tops of flooded buildings, Issaquena, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/24 155 May 1, 1927
1/25 156a
Flooded building, Cameta, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/25 156b
Marker reading 'No. 28 / 85', Panther Burn, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/25 156c
Flooded rail cars, Cameta, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/25 156d
Man in boat near flooded tracks, Panther Burn, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/25 157
Flooded depot, Nitta Yuma, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/25 158a-d
Flooded railroad tracks, Nitta Yuma, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/25 159
Flooded railroad station, Anguilla, Mississippi
April 30, 1927
1/25 160 May 1, 1927
1/25 161 May 2, 1927
1/25 162a
Boat at flooded rail cars, Cary, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 162b
Cattle stranded by flood water, Cary, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 162c
Woman standing in the doorway of a flooded rail car, Cary, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 162d
Cattle and horses stranded by flood water, Cary, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 163a
Rooftop of flooded train depot, Issaguena, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 163b
Flooded area, '1 mile So. of Leland', Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 163c
Flooded area, '5 mile north of Yazoo River', Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 163d
People standing in flooded buildings, Spencer, Mississippi
May 11, 1927
1/25 164a May 2, 1927
1/25 164b
Flooded house and outbuildings, Blanton, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 164c-164d
Encampments on open rail cars, Blanton, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/25 165
Cattle and horses at flooded train station, Onward, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 166
Several rail cars on flooded train tracks, Onward, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 167a
Flooded area, Nonconnah, Mississippi
A sign reads "Rail Road Junction 1/2 mile."
April 29, 1927
1/26 167b
Flooded railroad station, Smedes, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 167c
Flooded railroad station, Kelso, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 167d
Flooded railroad station, Smedes, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 168
Flooded railroad station with several men sitting on top of flooded rail cars, Valley Park, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 169a
Flooded rail cars near Valley Park, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 169b
Flooded houses, Onward, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 169c
Flooded houses, Redwood, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 169d
Flooded railroad station, Estill, Mississippi
May 1, 1927
1/26 170
Two men standing on the Yazoo draw bridge, Yazoo, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 171a-d
Flooded farm, Hardee, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 172a
Flooded train station, Kings, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 172b
Flooded buildings, Floweree, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 172c
Several men sitting on top of a small, wooden building surrounded by flood water, Floweree, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 172d
Flooded railroad tracks, Kings, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 173
View of flooded railroad tracks near the ferry landing, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 174
Ferry docked at Vicksburg waterfront, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 2, 1927
1/26 175
The railroad ferry 'The Albatross', Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 3, 1927
1/27 176
Ferry docked at Vicksburg waterfront, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 3, 1927
1/27 177
African-American men packing sandbags on a railcar, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 3, 1927
1/27 178a
Two men standing on the platform of a rail car, Vicksburg, Mississippi
"Private car No. 99."
1927
1/27 178b
View of levee at waterfront, Vicksburg, Mississippi
1927
1/27 178c May 3, 1927
1/27 178d May 3, 1927
1/27 179
View from a railroad ferry of rail cars on a flooded track, Vicksburg, Mississippi
"Delta Point, La., across river from Vicksburg."
May 3, 1927
1/27 180
Sandbag fortification of levee, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 3, 1927
1/27 181
Railroad tracks with sandbag fortifications and a railroad ferry in the distance, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 3, 1927
1/27 182
Tent encampment on hillside, Vicksburg, Mississippi
May 3, 1927
1/27 183a
Railroad tracks adjacent to waterfront, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 4, 1927
1/27 183b
Waterfront area fortified by sandbags, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 4, 1927
1/27 183c
Levee, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 4, 1927
1/27 183d
Sandbag fortification at railroad tracks adjacent to waterfront, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 4, 1927
1/27 184-185
Flooded railroad tracks, Holly Bluff, Mississippi
May 12, 1927
1/28 186
Flooded train station and railroad tracks, Holly Bluff, Mississippi
May 12, 1927
1/28 187a
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R. - M.P.62 - Pole 10.
May 25, 1927
1/28 187b
Men in boat on flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - Mile 6.
May 24, 1927
1/28 187c
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - Mile 6.
May 24, 1927
1/28 187d
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - M.P.5 - Pole 6.
May 24, 1927
1/28 188-189
Flooded railroad tracks, Barnes, Mississippi
May 24, 1927
1/28 190a
Men repairing damaged railroad tracks, Holly Ridge, Mississippi
May 25, 1927
1/28 190b
Damaged railroad tracks, Holly Ridge, Mississippi
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - M.P.5 - Pole 6.
May 24, 1927
1/28 190c
Men repairing damaged railroad tracks, Holly Ridge, Mississippi
May 25, 1927
1/28 190d
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - M.P. 62 - Pole 4.
May 25, 1927
1/28 191a-c
Flooded lumberyard
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - Tallulah.
May 24, 1927
1/28 191d
Men standing on railroad tracks next to engine on flooded-damaged railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - M.P. 6.
May 24, 1927
1/28 192-193
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - M.P. 20.
May 24, 1927
1/28 194a
Flooded buildings and railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - Mile 11 - Pole 20.
May 24, 1927
1/28 194b
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - Barnes.
May 24, 1927
1/28 194c
Flooded railroad tracks
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R - M.P. 62 - Pole 20.
May 24, 1927
1/28 194d
Flooded building
circa May 1927
1/28 195a
Man standing on railroad tracks; engine in distance
"Shows temporary trestle just East of Mounds, Louisiana."
circa May 1927
1/28 195b
View of repaired train trestle
"Shows temporary trestle necessary to drive about 2 miles west of Delta Point."
circa May 1927
3/1 196a
Men standing near damaged levee
"Shows about 100 ft. from East end of crevasse. This shows crumbling away at the end of the levee."
circa May 1927
3/1 196b
Men standing near damaged levee
"Shows the extreme East end of the Cabin Teele crevasse showing the crumbling of earth which has taken place up to the actual point of the break."
circa May 1927
3/1 197a
 Flood waters
"Shows current running into crevasse about 500 ft. East of the break. This current is running out of the bayou in opposite direction from the current in the river."
circa May 1927
3/1 197b
 Damaged levee
"Represents weak point about 1500 ft. East of the Cabin Teele crevasse -- shows where inside of the levee has sunk from about middle of crown and been repair with sheet piliing banked behind land side with dirt."
circa May 1927
3/1 198a
Tents near damaged levee
"Shows the 1500 ft. next to that shown in photo. No.1 & East end of crevasse."
circa May 1927
3/1 198b
Flooded river
"Shows the crevasse proper from extreme Western end of the present levee. This opening is about 3000 ft. wide and it is estimated water is about 8 ft. deep moving at a speed of about 8 miles per hour."
circa May 1927
3/1 199a
Flooded river
"Shows west end of the break at Cabin Teele with view of the water North on the river side of the break."
circa May 1927
3/1 199b
Flooded river
"Shows the same as No. 7 with view of the water on the south side of the break."
circa May 1927
3/1 200a
Train trestle over river
Vickburg, Shreveport & Pacific R.R. - Lake One.
May 24, 1927
3/1 200b
Flooded section houses, Quebec, Louisiana
May 24, 1927
3/1 200c
Flooded houses, Tallulah, Louisiana
May 26, 1927
3/1 200d May 25, 1927
3/1 201
Man next to damaged railroad tracks, Hobbard Park
May 11, 1927
3/1 202 May 8, 1927
3/1 203 May 13, 1927
3/2 204
Flooding of Yazoo City, Mississippi
May 13, 1927
3/3 205
Four-part photographic panorama of area around the train station, Tallulah, Mississippi
May 24, 1927

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  • African Americans--Mississippi--Photographs
  • Floods--Arkansas--Clarendon--Photographs
  • Floods--Mississippi River Valley--Photographs
  • Floods--Southern States--Photographs
  • Homeless camps--Mississippi--Photographs
  • Homeless camps--Photographs
  • Legislators--United States--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Jones, Wesley Livsey, 1896-1932--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska--Photographs
  • Mississippi River Valley--Photographs
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  • Lantern slides
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs

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