Publication: JT Bell, 1903, Topeka
First edition. 5 7/8" x 8" in tan printed wrappers. 32 pp. Illustrations. A collection of photographs showing the devastation of the flood of 1903 when the Kaw River rose to 27 feet above low water mark, carrying a mass of water, which, confined to the width of the channel, would have made a head of 112 feet. Photographs include Kansas Avenue, South end of Melan Bridge, Topeka Avenue, the Pontoon Bridge, "Little Russia," Inter Ocean Mill, Quincy Street, Gordon Street, along with many scenes of flooded street, rescue boats, damaged homes, ruined merchandise, desperate people, etc. Page edges lightly soiled, front wrapper chipped at top corner along with tanning and soiling to wrappers and light wear to extremities.
Inventory Number: 42689