Hurricane Scenes, Miami Disaster in Picture. [cover title]
“Most Terrific Storm in World’s History”
Scarce. Full-page views of the aftermath of the Miami hurricane of September 17–18, 1926. “No City or State, since the San Francisco Earthquake has undergone the horrors or sadness which this West Indian Hurricane brought to the citizenry of Miami and Miami Beach. Hundreds were killed in this hurricane. Over 4000 injured and 15,000 families left homeless.”
Views include Miami’s Bay Front and the McAllister Hotel with pleasure boats thrown up onto the boulevard; damages to the Meyer-Kiser Building; damage to Hardies’ Casino and the Furry Bath House; several flood scenes; wrecked residences and boat houses; and numerous views of collapsed buildings, one showing a soldier standing guard.
Includes a one-page tribute to the Red Cross, “The Mother of the World.” OCLC: State Library of Florida, Univ. of Miami, UVA.
Description: Hurricane Scenes, Miami Disaster in Picture. [cover title]
Miami: E.P. Wheelan, Publisher, . pp. Oblong; 7 x 9 inches. Printed wrappers. Half tone illustrations from photographs. Some soil to wrappers; vertical center crease to covers and pages, likely from mailing; else very good.
OCLC: State Library of Florida, Univ. of Miami, UVA.