April 4, 1941
7.375 in HIGH x 10.562 in WIDE
(18.733 cm HIGH x 26.827 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

Original envelope reads: "Fires, Floods & Quakes."  Photograph shows a flooded city street with a cable car marked "18 Lakeshore" at center.  Parked cars appear at upper left along a row of shops, and three cars are visible at center right driving through the standing water.  White paint is applied to the surface along the edges of the photograph.  On verso: A newspaper clipping adhered across the bottom reads, "Not being an amphibian creature, the streetcar halted for a time today when it ran into this flood in the 3300 block of Lakeshore Avenue.  The street is busy with traffic normally, but it was slow traffic today.-Tribune photo."  "TRIB D APR 4 - 1941" is stamped in ink on the clipping.  "Property of / Oakland Tribune / Library" stamped in blue ink at center left.  A partial piece of blue-green paper adhered at center reads, "[...]T ORDER / Date 4/4 / wea-tier / [...]x5 1/8."  Text handwritten in graphite at top right reads, "Water Everywhere #2."  Text crossed out in graphite includes  "3  2 or He-K," "Street car / 4 col," and "2nd."

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