World's Highest Standard of Living

Bourke-White--World's Highest.jpg

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Title

World's Highest Standard of Living

Description

In one of the most famous photographs of the 1930s, White appears to juxtapose a Great Depression unemployment line with the collective dream of an American Way. But her image actually was taken in Louisville, Kentucky after a flood of the Ohio River—which had killed nearly 400 people and displaced a million more across four states.

Creator

Bourke-White, Margaret (1904-1971)1

Publisher

Life Magazine

Date

1937-02-15

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 201 KB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Photograph

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