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Margaret Bourke-White Kentucky 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.

© 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

Bill Brandt; London, 1937

George Washington Bridge, by Margaret Bourke White 1933

Group of teenagers listening to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store, photo by Nina Leen, 1944

May 2, 1926: Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett made the first flight over the North Pole in a Fokker F-VII Tri-motor

Loose Lips Might Sink Ships.

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

"Lucy Burns was an American suffragist & women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, & marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally & were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris & Ewing."

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—Warsaw Pact tanks invade Prague, Aug. 21, 1968. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

U.S. President Lyndon Johnson listens to a tape sent by Captain Charles Robb (his son-in-law) from Vietnam, 1968. Photo by Jack E. Kightlinger

(mother and child 4 months after atomic bomb dropped)

Undernourished listening to the speeches of organizers at a strike meeting to raise wages from seventy-five cents to ninety cents a hundred pounds, Kern County, California, by Dorothea Lange, 1938

Todd Webb: Passage to Rue de Seine, Paris, 1949.

Lewis Hine Photos of child labor in America, 1920's

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herfstmiddag (afternoon in autumn), amsterdam, 1946 photo by dirk de herder

Saul Leiter

by Allan Grant, 1949, Shelley Winters in a booth with mirrors

Morris Engel, Coney Island Embrace, 1938