© Margaret Bourke-White, 1937, 'The Louisville Flood'

During the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, at the height of the Great Depression, African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station, in front of a billboard ironically proclaiming, "World’s Highest Standard of Living."

Read more about the Great Ohio River flood and this picture here.

"Work is something you can count on, a trusted, lifelong friend who never deserts you." (Margaret Bourke-White)