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Margaret Bourke-White, At the time of the Louisville Flood, 1937

Louisville, Kentucky, Great Ohio River Flood © Margaret Bourke-White, 1937. Bourke-White’s classic Great Depression photograph was originally only one of many images she made while covering a far more particular, localized catastrophe: namely the devastating Ohio River flood of 1937, which claimed close to 400 lives and left roughly one million people homeless across five states in the winter of that terrible year.

William Gedney: Children by washtub; oldest girl washing her hair, Kentucky, 1964

George Washington Bridge, by Margaret Bourke White 1933

Henry Clay’s official Speaker portrait - Clay, of Kentucky, was perhaps the most famous statesman in the country before the Civil War. After his death in 1852, he became even more beloved to his followers & even his enemies had a hard time finding anything bad to say about the "Great Compromiser". Served as the 8th, 10th and 13th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives during the following dates: March 4, 1811-January 19, 1814, March 4, 1815-October 28, 1820, March 4, 1823-March 4, 1825

The first Miss America, Margaret Gorman, 1921.

Sleep in a Wig Wam. WigWam Motel, Cave City, Kentucky - Rt 31W near I-65 (Exit #53)

© Margaret Bourke-White, 1937, Louisville, Kentucky, Great Ohio River Flood --- “Boiled water was the only safe water for drinking in the flooded city. Editor Wilbur Cogshall of the Louisville Courier-Journal slept, ate and drank at his desk.” #flood #news #press #newspaper #typewriter