December 3, 1951
8.062 in HIGH x 9.938 in WIDE
(20.477 cm HIGH x 25.243 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 landscape with several cars in standing water.  The water level reaches halfway up the automobile's tires.  Trees, electrical poles, and buildings appear in the distance from upper left to right.  White paint and graphite is applied to the surface of the photograph at the edges and about 1.5 inches from the top edge.  A black painted rectangle appears at bottom left. On verso: a newspaper clipping adhered at bottom reads, "Automobiles are shown marooned in the lake formed by today's torrential downpour at El Embarcadero and Grand Avenue.  Similar sights were reported throughout the Bay area, with motorists stranded in flooded streets."  "TRIB D DEC 3 - 1951" is stamped in ink on the newspaper clipping.  Text handwritten in graphite reads, "Water Everywhere #1 3 [c]ol" and "#10498."  Additional text that has been crossed out includes, "#5588" and "Flood #1 / 4 cols x / D Mon / p-1 / Return to Oakland Tribune."

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