Postcard showing Dayton fire fighters climbing telephone poles to reach fires isolated by high flood waters. The floodwaters caused gas leaks that in turn led to large fires; the high waters made it nearly impossible for the fire department to fight the fires. Transcript of back reads 'Kraemer Art Cincinnati Postcard' Wire Climbing, Fire Fighters, the only Means of Help during Fire in Cottage Homes during Dayton, O., Flood on account of Swift Currents, March 1913.
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University of Dayton, "Fire fighters climbing telephone poles during flood" (1913). Photographs and Postcards. 32.
St. Mary's Institute, University of Dayton, 1913 Dayton flood, Floods, Natural disasters