5.5 x 3.5 in. real photo postcard. (Missing upper right corner, with surface soil, creasing, and notable rip in paper lower right, spotting/discoloration to verso.) Period ink inscription on verso reads "poor and Homeles [sic] out of High water Helena Ark."
The eight subjects featured here were likely family members displaced by the Mississippi River flood of 1912. They appear seated in a group with at least two large trunks among them. The 1912 flood reportedly killed 200 people and caused damages in excess of 45 million dollars in the Mississippi Valley Region.
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