24 November 2008

Margeret Bourke-White: LIFE: The Great 1937 Flood Louisville, Kentucky

I NEVER KNEW that this photograph was taken by Margeret Bourke-White. DOH! I am so beside myself with this treasure of 10 million images, I may just blog them all.



Famous image of African American flood victims lined up to get food & clothing fr. Red Cross relief station in front of billboard ironically extolling WORLD'S HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING/ THERE'S NO WAY LIKE THE AMERICAN WAY.
Location: Louisville, KY, US
Date taken: February 1937
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Size: 1280 x 983 pixels (17.8 x 13.7 inches)



Kentucky Flooding 1937
Food collection resting on church pews at St. Paul's Episcopal church for victims of severe flooding. The church is being used as a comissary while town is under martial law.
Location: Louisville, KY, US
Date taken: 1937
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Size: 1280 x 965 pixels (17.8 x 13.4 inches)

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2 comments:

Syd said...

The Bourke-White photo is one of the most exquisite pieces of irony to every pass through a lens -- and to think it happened right here in Louisville.

*hbxx* said...

amazing, isn't it?

I think Eisensteadt was here shooting with her, too.

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