Flood of 1888, photograph (Augusta, Georgia)

Flood of 1888, photograph (Augusta, Georgia)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Augusta Art Gallery.
Title: Flood of 1888, photograph (Augusta, Georgia)
Dates: 1888
Quantity: 1.0 item (1 folder)
Coll. Number: ms1757

Biographical/Historical Note

Augusta is Georgia's second oldest and second largest city and is the seat of Richmond County. Nature helped determine the course of Augusta's history. Situated at the fall line between the Piedmont and the Upper Coastal Plain, the focal point of natural trails, and the head of navigation of the Savannah River, the town was destined to become an important trading center. Abundant waterpower promoted the rise of industry.... Progress continued in Augusta during the early years of the century. Destructive floods in 1888, 1908, and 1912 provoked the city fathers to construct a massive levee along the Savannah River under the supervision of engineer Nisbet Wingfield. New Georgia Encyclopedia. (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-955&sug=y) Retrieved 11/20/2009.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a photograph taken during the September 10 to 11 flood of Augusta, Georgia. The street pictured is the De Antignac Block of Broad Street. It was photographed by the Augusta Art Gallery.


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Preferred Citation

Flood of 1888, photograph (Augusta, Georgia). MS 1757. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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