Snap Shots of The Metropolis of Hankow (or Hankou, 漢口) Before the Height of the Great Flood

"The Methodist Day School in Siao Chih Keo during the flood. {OC}"

Downtown Main Streets in Kiukiang: "A view of our main street--you came through this Kiukiang July, 1935;

Kiukiang main street in flood time {OC}"  {OC} = ORIGINAL CAPTIONS

The Great Flood of 1930s <長江洪水泛滥 1930年代>

"Flood,Kiukiang,July 1935. {OC}"

"Streets of Kiukiang, Kiangsi (江西, 九江)

at the Height of the Flood: ca.  July 1935.{OC}"

{OC} = ORIGINAL CAPTIONS

These are just a few pictures found from the Perkins Family Collection regarding the flood. However, it is enough

to illustrate the dire magnitude of the Yangtze River Flood <长江洪水泛滥> when city streets on dry land became the second coming of The Venice.

Images of Hurricane Katrina in the summer of 2005 would come to mind, except this flood was much greater.

​Yangtze River By The Hudson Ba​y

Hankow (漢口) is the modern day Wuhan, Hubei (湖北,武汉), Where the Han River (漢水) Flows into the Yangtze River (扬子江).

"Hankow flood before they were at the worst {OC}"

What Use to be Streets in Front of the Old WLH Compound:

"Flood in front of the old W.L.H. {OC}"

Convenient Usage of the Flood Water: "Kiukiang's main street after the flood began to subside;note the woman and girl doing the family washing at the front door {OC}" (I believe those Chinese characters at right translate to 'Western Clothing Department Store')

"Main streets of Kiukiang, Kiangsi (江西, 九江) -- In flood, ca.  July 1935 {OC}"

"Kiukiang's main street during the flood {OC}"

"Kiukiang in flood,near RR station,July 1935 'you came through the water in the foreground' {OC}"

"Whatever is left of the Methodist Church in a small town across the river from Kiukiang, called Siao Chih Keo. {OC}"