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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Don't Go There: 1937

Don't Go There: 1937

April 1937. Shawneetown, Illinois. "An old residence near the levee after the flood." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
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Modern Chairs!

Good to see some things dont go out of style! I have some wood backyard chairs that are very similar to the ones in the yard (right hand side of picture)!

High water mark?

that 1937 Ohio River Flood was a doozy, as the flotsam scattered about gives evidence. I'm looking for a high-water mark on the building but don't see one. Maybe halfway up the shed wall on the far left? But that doesn't seem high enough.

The Bones Look Good

Actually, it seems like a beautiful house under all the old vines and the debris.

Hope they were able to save it....

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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