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Los Angeles River from the Main Street Bridge during rainstorm flooding, Los Angeles, 1927
Date Created and/or Issued
February 16, 1927
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Onlookers on the Main Street Bridge gaze out over the wooden railing towards the Los Angeles River, swollen with flood water from a torrential rain storm
Text from newspaper caption: Thundering Waters Tear at Toppling Bridges. Tempest Turns River Into Destructive Force. Hungry flood waters of the raging Los Angeles River assailing the Main-street bridge. These waters rioting over an area which normally is an arroyo seco or dry river bed. A number of bridges have been swept out or badly damaged by the stream, transformed from an innocuous pygmy to a destructive giant almost overnight [Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 1927: 3].
Text from negative sleeve: Floods, L.A. River
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Storms--California--Los Angeles
Rivers--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles River (Calif.)
Bridges--California--Los Angeles
Floods--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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