• Refugees at Camp Crump

    Memphians at Camp Crump, a temporary relief shelter, after the flood of 1912 which forced them out of their homes. This is a group photo of 37 unnamed African American men from the camp, shown in back…

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Looking north on 2nd St. from Mill St. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians on the levee during the flood. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians camping on the levee in a shanty home. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Another view of high water at Main and Mill Sts., in Memphis. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians camping on the levee during the flood. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Refugee Camp First Aid Clinic

    A first aid clinic at the Fairground Refugee Camp that was set up during the 1937 flood in Memphis. There are shelves with various bottles set up on the back wall, and the room is filled with doctors…

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Memphis Gas Plant. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Refugee camp barracks

    The National Guard assisting in the building of barracks at the fairgrounds in Memphis. The fairgrounds were used as a refugee camp during the 1937 flood.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians on the levee during the flood. The caption is, "Home on the Levee." One of a series of photographs of the 1912 flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    The levee on Poplar St. built by the Memphis St. Railway. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    Looking down Main St. The image shows several paddle boats on a heavily flooded portion of Main Street. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Fairgrounds Refugee Camp

    One of the women and children's barracks on the Memphis Fairgrounds Refugee Camp used during the Memphis flood of 1937. The image shows a large group of children posing for a photograph.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    A boat landng on Main Street in Memphis. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Refugee Camp Clothing Depot

    A clothing depot set up inside the cattle barn at the Memphis fairgrounds. The fairgrounds were being used as a refugee camp during the 1937 flood.

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  • Memphis flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    "Looking east on Mill St. from 2nd St." The image shows several groups on boats congregating to a local church. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    High water at Main and Mill Sts. The image shows Memphians taking shelter in two joined train cars. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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