1913 Great Miami Flood on Film

The Colligan History Project thanks friend and past presenter Trudy E. Bell for drawing to our attention the following unique footage of the Great Miami River Flood of 1913. These rare images are now housed in the Glenn R. Walters collection in the University Archives and Collections, University of Dayton. As Trudy notes: “Silent motion picture news films shot of the 1913 flood raging in Ohio and Indiana may represent the first time a natural disaster was caught on film while it was still in progress.” To find out more, see Trudy’s installment “Screening Disaster” in her blog chronicling the 1913 flood:

CLICK HERE FOR LINK. OUR NATIONAL CALAMITY: THE GREAT EASTER 1913 FLOOD

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