Incredible Photos Depict the Great Flood of 1938 in Los Angeles

The steets of Venice after a major storm

Dr. A. J. Gray, left, Douglas Dawson and Dr. A. G. Hobbs do a little fishing at home on 500 block of South New Hampshire.

Drains could not keep up with rain filling streets in downtown Los Angeles.

   Henry Cooper with a dog and rooster, all that was saved from Earl Callan's home, part of which can be seen in the Los Angeles River in the background. Cooper was the caretaker for the destroyed home in the 1700 block of Riverside Drive.

The washed-out Santa Fe Bridge over the Arroyo Seco paralleling Pasadena Avenue Bridge.

Milkman Ray J. Henville secured himself a boat and boatman and made all deliveries on time and on doorstep.

Flooding at West 43rd Place near Leimert Boulevard.

Autos stall in flooded Fox Hills Boulevard and Slauson Avenue after the first storm brought about 4 inches of rain.


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