Hurricane of 1938, Falmouth, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1938-09

GUSN

GUSN-286371

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Description

A black and white image showing the wreckage of buildings on Silver Beach in Falmouth, Mass. In the foreground are piles of rubble, and a small group of people can be seen walking on the roadway. In the distance are intact structures and one house that appears to be knocked into the water at an angle. The caption reads, "1938 Hurricane Pictures, Falmouth, Silver Beach, Onset 2, South Shore [Mass.] (original label)."

Details

Descriptive Terms

hurricanes
damage
buildings (structures)
dwellings
black-and-white negatives

Physical Description

1 negative ; 5.25 x 4.25 inches

Collection Code

PC053

Collection Name

Yankee Publishing Collection, 1890-1939

Reference Code

PC053.083

Places

Falmouth (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white negatives

Descriptive Terms

Hurricane of 1938

Restrictions

The item is a black and white negative, but it has been digitized as a positive image for ease of use.

Description Level

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