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Flood waters flow through Little Santa Anita Canyon, Sierra Madre, 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa April 8, 1926]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Different photographs of the flood in Little Santa Anita Canyon appear in a photo spread titled, "Little Santa Anita Canyon Flood Victim; Traffic Bridges Out," Los Angeles Times, 09 Apr. 1926: A12
A stream of flood waters occupies the foreground at left and extends back behind its bank to the right. Its near bank, in the foreground at right, is muddy and covered in debris, including what appears to be wood siding. On the far bank and at center, a debris pile of rocks and boulders sits in front of a debris pile of lumber and wood. A few men stand atop the wood pile and comb through it. To the left of them, and nearer to the bank, several men carry a large object. Trees rise from the canyon floor as it stretches into the distance.
Similar photographs of the same flood event appear with the article, "THREE DIE IN SEA LASHED BY RETREATING STORM: Santa Monica Rescue Efforts Fail; Deluge Sweeps Canyon Colony; More Bridges Washed Out," Los Angeles Times, 09 Apr. 1926: A1
Text from negative sleeve: RLOODS [sic], SANTA ANITA [handwritten:] ?
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Little Santa Anita Canyon (Calif.)
Floods--California--Sierra Madre
Debris--California--Santa Anita Canyon
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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