RI, Providence - Hurricane damage old cars postcard - #500295
Card titled: Unusual Sight on Dorrance Street, Centre of Business Section, Providence, RI. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938.
Pix shows a couple of Model T type cars with construction debris on top of them. One of the cars shows a license plate of D3087!! Bottom right front has photo by Int News Service - but you can see the pixels when you look at it under magnification. Back: September 21, 1938, will long be remembered as the date of the Big Hurricane which swept New England in all history something never before known to this part of the country. The loss of lives was appalling: property damage mounted to hundreds of millions of dollars and the homeless counted to hundreds of thousands. The tremendous fury of the wind left behind destruction, destitution and utter ruin.