Friday, September 22, 2006

Oh the irony

This 1937 photo by Margaret Bourke-White of a breadline in front of a triumphant "American Way" poster shows the irony of American claims of economic supremacy -- especially for blacks and other minorities.

There's No Way Like The American Way
(The photo was taken in the aftermath of the Louisville flood, but scenes just like it could have been repeated in thousands of places every day throughout the Depression.)

Scan courtesy of Masters of Photography.
Source here.

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