|Title||White River flood, Thomas, 1946 |
|Caption||During some western Washington winters, heavy rains and melting snow cause widespread flooding in the river valleys. In this January 1946 photo, the White River has overflowed its banks and flooded the town of Thomas, near Kent. The view looks east on S. 277th and B St. N.W. The building on the far left was a general store, and structure in the left background was Pierre dairy. The two-story building on the right was a Japanese school. None of these buildings exist today, and the road is now the S277th valley bypass. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: White River flood at Thomas near Kent.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Floods - Washington.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): January 16, 1946.
Additional information on location provided by Dick Novak, longtime resident of Kent and Auburn.
|Subjects||Floods--Washington (State)--Auburn; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Auburn; Disasters--Washington (State)--Auburn |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Auburn |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI23117 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |