Collection Facts

8 items
Dates of Original: 
1910 - 1920
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

In early 1913, a severe winter storm hit the Eastern, Midwest, and Southern parts of the United States. It was the most geographically widespread natural disaster the United States had suffered up to that point in its history, and was considered worse than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire by many.

Scope of Collection

The 1913 Watervilet Flood collection is a collection of photos shows the flooding in Watervliet, New York,, along some of the main thoroughfares.