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Flood of 1947, photos by Stanley H. Nicholson

Hannibal as it was. Most, but not all, of the buildings pictured have been demolished over the years. Stanley Nicholson gave these photos to Mary Lou Montgomery decades ago, while she was working as a reporter for the Hannibal Courier-Post.

Looking east on Church Street, from north side of bus depot at Main Street. Hannibal, Missouri, June 9, 1947. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo., June 8, 1947. CB&Q shops and yards. Mississippi River bridge in the background. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal.



Hannibal, Mo. June 8, 1947. CB&Q yards from the station platform looking SE. River stage 24 feet. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo. June 9, 1947. River stage, 24 feet. Main and Church, looking west from the front entrance of the bus depot. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo., June 8, 1947. River stage 24 feet. Looking north up Main Street from Lover's Leap. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo., June 8, 1947. River stage 24 feet. Looking northeast from the CB&Q station platform. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo., June 8, 1947. River stage 24 feet. Tow boat with a barge load of 52 men headed for levee repair, near the east side of the Saverton Dam. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo. June 9, 1947. River stage 24 feet. On the south side of Broadway and Main, looking east. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo., June 9, 1947. River stage 24 feet. Main and Broadway, looking NE toward the Hannibal National Bank. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



Hannibal, Mo. June 9, 1947. River stage 24 feet. Main and Center, looking east. Light plant in the background. Photo by S.H. Nicholson, who lived at 413 Oak Street, Hannibal



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