Galveston coastal view
This aerial photograph, taken on March 27, 1952, shows the coastline of Galveston, Texas. The city's location on the Gulf of Mexico exposes it to tropical storms, the most deadly of which occurred in 1900 and cost more than 6,000 lives. The seawall visible in this photograph is one of the safeguards instituted after the 1900 disaster.
National Archives, Records of the Farm Service Agency