Behind the Picture: ‘The American Way’ and the Flood of ’37

Louisville: Great Ohio River Valley Flood 1937
Behind the Picture
Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

In 1937 LIFE published a photograph that, for generations, has been the image of the Great Depression: an economic cataclysm distilled in one frame. But the story behind the picture tells a different, and more fascinating, tale. Read More

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