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The TIME Vault: 1955

<b>Not originally published in LIFE.</b> A scene from Louisville, Kentucky, at the time of the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937.

The TIME Vault: 1955

<b>Not originally published in LIFE.</b> African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky, seek food and clothing from a relief station in the aftermath of flooding that devastated the city in 1937. The billboard in Margaret Bourke-White's famous American Way photograph is visible in the background.

Behind the Picture: 'The American Way' and the Flood of '37

Margaret Bourke-White, Behind the Picture: ‘The American Way’ and the Flood of ’37 | LIFE.com