Title

Little Rock Flood of 1927 photograph collection, 1927

Creator

Date Original

1927

Description

This collection is comprised of 9 photographs depicting scenes around Little Rock during the 1927 flood.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Great Flood of 1927 was the most costly and destructive flood in United States history. Multiple states were affected by the flooding of the Mississippi River, but Arkansas was the most devastated from the floodwaters. Nearly half of the state was under water during the flood, requiring over $1 million dollars in relief. Floodwaters remained for months after the initial surge, resulting in additional problems including disease and heightened racial and socioeconomic tensions. It took the state years to recover, as recovery efforts were impeded by such devastating events as the stock market crash of 1929, the extreme drought of 1930, and the Great Depression through the 1930s.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000818

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Little Rock Flood of 1927 photograph collection, MS.000818

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Little Rock Flood of 1927 photograph collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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