As families fled their homes, the selection of items chosen to be saved was random and not always practical. Many household possessions were abandoned on streets or in vacant lots as families moved towards safety. Many of these items were never retrieved, the removal of which became part of the reconstruction process.
undated [June 1914]
Disaster victims; Evacuation of buildings; Household goods - Abandoned
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