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Flood Victims Lined Up, 1937

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Photo Credit: Margaret Bourke-White/Time Life Pictures/Getty Image

During the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, men and women in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station, in front of a billboard proclaiming, “World’s Highest Standard of Living,” February 1, 1937.

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  • http://www.melissamarsh.net Melissa Marsh

    A rather sobering picture. It looks like only one man’s face is turned to the billboard. Wish I knew what he was thinking…

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