• Memphis Levee

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A view of the Mississippi River from a levee in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • 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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  • Copeland Refrigeration

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibition at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. This particular stand is selling electric refrigerators by Copeland.

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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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  • Ferris Wheel

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A ferris wheel at the Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    A photograph of a Memphis Gas Works pump. One of a series of photographs taken during the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert. According to writing on the photograph, the pump was us…

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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

    The Memphis Gas Works. 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

    Photograph of the Memphis Gas Works facilities. 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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  • Memphis flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    The Memphis Gas Works.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

    Memphis Gas Works pumping water. 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 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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  • First Motor Truck Company

    The First Motor Truck Company of the Memphis Fire Department. The photo shows six men posing beside an old-fasioned truck.

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