Damage and Debris After the Flood

Inventory
Collection Number: 
17276
Building: 
Current Location: 
South Wall
Floor: 
4th
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a reproduction print of a photograph slide documenting damage from the Great Flood of 1951 in Kansas City.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
34 inches
Width: 
1 1/2 inches
Height: 
31 1/3 inches
Description: 

This image documents the immensity of debris left by the Great Flood of 1951. The vantage point appears to come from a western area looking eastward toward the West Bottoms as the original John Deere building located at 13th and Hickory Street can vaguely be seen in the distance. Taking up roughly three-quarters of the image foreground is a mess of barrels, wood, and sections of fencing and roofing. Aside from the bridge and the river itself, there appears to be no end to the expanse to the mass of debris in the photograph. This photograph was originally black and white and color touched afterward with red, green, and blue to give some depth to the debris in the foreground. The Great Flood of 1951 is also referred to as the "1 Billion Dollar Flood" for its total amount in damages.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes