"...Here it is dark, for more I may not vouch." ~E. Wylie


An American living in Leicester, UK. Working on a PhD. in English Studies. This blog is a small oasis for me outside of academia, where I can post pretty things and brilliant words and memories of things past.
The Louisville Flood, 1937. Margaret Bourke-White, photographer.
(In January 1937, while she was working for Life magazine, the Ohio River flooded the city and surrounding areas of Louisville, Kentucky. Bourke-White was sent to Louisville to take pictures of the different communities affected by the flood. Bourke-White composed this photograph to highlight the contrast between the African American survivors of the flood as they waited in line for help, and the imaginary white family in the car with their dog, enjoying the “World’s Highest Standard of Living…The American Way.”)
Source: The Whitney Museum Of American Art.

The Louisville Flood, 1937. Margaret Bourke-White, photographer.

(In January 1937, while she was working for Life magazine, the Ohio River flooded the city and surrounding areas of Louisville, Kentucky. Bourke-White was sent to Louisville to take pictures of the different communities affected by the flood. Bourke-White composed this photograph to highlight the contrast between the African American survivors of the flood as they waited in line for help, and the imaginary white family in the car with their dog, enjoying the “World’s Highest Standard of Living…The American Way.”)

Source: The Whitney Museum Of American Art.

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