Historic Photo of the Day: The American Way

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In the depths of the Great Depression, the Ohio River flood of 1937 caused enormous tragedy. Many thousands of people lost their homes, businesses and livelihoods. Bread lines proliferated throughout the Midwest. 

This photo was taken by Margaret Bourke-White outside of a flood relief agency in Louisville, Kentucky, just after the flood. 

A billboard for the National Association of Manufacturers shows a smiling white family of four riding in a car, under a banner reading “World’s Highest Standard of Living. There’s no way like the American Way.”

 

2 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: The American Way

  1. I think the painting message is fitting. Where in the world could the poor show off so much wealth in their clothing? and I am not being sarchastic…

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ““World’s Highest Standard of Living. There’s no way like the American Way.” …. way back when and only for some. It hasn’t changed to this day!!

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