Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971); At the Time of the Louisville Flood, Kentucky;

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Lot 16
Margaret Bourke-White
(1904-1971)
At the Time of the Louisville Flood, Kentucky

Sold for US$ 161,000 inc. premium

Photographs

29 Apr 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971)
At the Time of the Louisville Flood, Kentucky, 1937
Warm-toned gelatin silver print, with black borders, mounted, titled in unidentified hand and her 'Photo by Margaret Bourke-White' credit stamp on the mount verso.

This photograph was made for Life Magazine in February 1937. 'That winter, flooding throughout the Ohio River valley claimed four hundred lives and left thousands homeless. This photograph, probably the most famous of Bourke-White's career, is of refugees lining up for supplies and at an emergency relief station in the black quarter of Louisville,' (Callahan, p. 135)
10 1/4 x 13 5/8in

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Callahan, The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White, New York Graphic Society, 1972, pp. 136-137

    Goldman, Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures were Her Life, Abrams, New York, 1999, p. 57
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