Norris C. Blackburn papers, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Sandbag levee surrounding the south end of the Union Compress & Warehouse Company plant in Memphis, Tennessee, during the 1937 Mississippi River flood. Handwritten note on the back of the photograph explains that the levee had started pushing over a telephone pole and a leak had formed. An employee named Howard Willey dove into the water to search for the leak.
"Levee at Union Compress & Warehouse Company, Memphis, Tennessee, 1937" (2022). Images. 4.
1937 Mississippi River flood, Union Compress & Warehouse Company