Photo Record

Object Name Negative
Catalog Number 2007.145.020.q-y
Collection Paul A. Hiener Collection
Description Collection of negatives related to the Chattanooga flood in 1917.

q) Entrance to the Market Street bridge. A Coca-Cola billboard is to the right and is submerged in water.
r) View from near the Coca-Cola billboard. The rest of the bridge can be seen including the roofs of buildings at the water line.
s) Three men paddling through a neighborhood.
t) Image of flooded home and the men paddling through the streets. This was the intersection of Carr and 16th Streets during the flood of 1917. (Carr was demolished at some point after 1917 to become and an extension of Market Street below Main Street.)
u) Two people standing on a porch that is partially under water. To the left it looks like a lake with the tops of homes poking out of the water.
v) Roofs of flooded homes.
w) Blurry image of flooded yards.
x) A flooded street with people standing on balconies and porches to the left. There are advertisements on the sides of some of the buildings. Possibly near downtown.
y) Flooded street in front of the Chattanooga Distillery. This is on Main Street.
Date 1917
Film Size 3.50" x 6.00"
Related Publications q) This image appears on page 67 of "Chattanooga: Yesterday and Today," Volume IV. 2007.145.020.q and z are the same image.
Accession number 2007.145