Crescent City home

Photographs and Slides document a moment in time. The images can elicit strong emotions in the viewer and increase the impact of the associated text. The images add to our understanding of a historical event or period. For example, Wally Griffin's photographs combined with personal narratives create impactful descriptions of the Crescent City tsunami.

The Dennis M. Powers maritime papers contain interviews of people who experienced the 1964 tsunami in Crescent City, California. Materials include several photographs documenting the tsunami damage.

The John Herbert Doran glass slides include images of Ashland and the surrounding area. Mr. Doran created the lantern slides between 1917 and 1924.