The Popular Mechanics issue of December 1915 featured these two New Orleans views of the mess left behind by the hurricane, although the first caption was not completely accurate.
The caption of the upper photo reads, “Wreckage of Buildings at West End of Lake Ponchartrain, Caused by Gulf Storm of September 30, 1915, in Which the Wind Attained a Velocity of 86 Miles an Hour”. (So the date is one day off, and the wind velocity is understated.)
The lower photo is captioned, “This Photograph Shows How the Shipping was Driven into the Wharves and Wrecked by the Fury of the Storm”. — International News Service, Popular Mechanics, December 1915, p. 823
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