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World's Highest Standard of Living

A group of people of varying skin tones stand in line, some of them holding baskets and bags. Behind them is a billboard with a picture of four smiling, light-skinned figures in a car, under the slogan "World's Highest Standard of Living. There's no way like the American Way."
© Estate of Margaret Bourke-White / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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  • A group of people of varying skin tones stand in line, some of them holding baskets and bags. Behind them is a billboard with a picture of four smiling, light-skinned figures in a car, under the slogan "World's Highest Standard of Living. There's no way like the American Way."

Date:

1937, printed later

Artist:

Margaret Bourke-White
American, 1904–1971

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Margaret Bourke-White

Title

World's Highest Standard of Living

Place

New York City (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1937

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Print: 55.6 × 73.5 cm (21 15/16 × 28 15/16 in.); frame: 68 × 85.8 × 6.9 cm (26 13/16 × 33 13/16 × 2 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.560

Copyright

© Estate of Margaret Bourke-White / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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