A well-articulated album of 41 photographs of the 1927 Great Vermont Flood Disaster
Vermont, 1927. Near Fine. A collection of 41 photographs showing the Great Vermont Flood, November 3, 1927. Three RPPCs, the rest original snapshots showing the many styles of ruin incurred by disaster—car crashes, crushed buildings, collapsed bridges, misplaced trees, displaced topography. Railroad tracks and construction trucks askew.
Nicely captioned with the understated drama of fact: "The arrow points to a Buick sedan caught by the flood near the Heineburg bridge. The men climbed a tree and were later rescued by boat." "This chasm was created by overflow from the Black River, and carried away two million tons of earth, together with 7 houses, 10 barns and 4 garages." "A railroad track, not a picket fence. One of the pranks of the flood."
A few locations mentioned: Winooski Gorge, Milton Bridge, Heineburg Bridge, Winooski Woolen Mill, Montpelier Post Office, Richmond "checkered house" Bridge, Black River, Cavendish, Waterbury, Duxbury Bridge. Photographs are mounted with paper scrapbook corners and able to be removed without damage. At least one photo has writing on the back, but they have not all been removed for inspection (to prevent unnecessary damage). The album itself is Near Fine with a few missing or torn mounting corners, but no notable wear to the pages or photos. An uncommonly comprehensive album of striking photographs, wonderfully intact.