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History
'30s

A Box of WWII Souvenirs Yields a Trove of Nazi Creation Myths

Arthur Ashe
Athletes
'60s

Arthur Ashe: In Praise of a Calm, Cool Tennis Champion

Keedoozle, a fully automated grocery store, Memphis, Tenn., 1948.
Culture
'40s

Keedoozle, We Hardly Knew Ye: Remembering …

Yogi Berra, 1953
Athletes
1947
1964

Yogi Berra: A Baseball Legend Pays Tribute to Teammates …

White-wing dove hunting in Texas, 1961.
Culture
'60s

Gunning for White-Winged Doves, 1961

Dr. Ervand Kogbetliantz with his three-dimensional chessboard, New York City, 1952.
Architecture & Design
'50s

Portrait of a Mathematician and His Three-Dimensional …

Richard Burton starring in Hamlet, directed by John Gielgud, Broadway, 1964.
Actors
'60s

Richard Burton as Hamlet: Portrait of an …

In the midst of a wartime lemon shortage, a woman "auctions off" a lemon in London, 1944. (The auction was staged by photographer David Scherman.)
Culture
'40s

Let Us Now Praise a ‘Pioneer of the Made-Up …

Noël Coward standing in a dry lake bed, Nevada, 1955.
Behind the Picture
'50s

Behind the Picture: Noël Coward in the Desert

Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Civil Rights Movement
'50s

LIFE and Civil Rights: Segregation in 1956 South Carolina

Cornell Capa—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Children
'40s

Vacation’s End: Classic Photos of Late-Summer Cape Cod

Ingrid Bergman in 1943, around the time she starred in For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Actresses
1941
1967

LIFE With Ingrid Bergman: A Woman in Full

Nancy Lincoln, leukemia patient, with husband and two children, rides a bicycle-built-for-two in a California park, 1970.
Culture
'70s

Living With Leukemia: A Family Embraces the Important …

Barbra Streisand in 1966
Actresses
'60s

LIFE With Streisand: Early Photos of an Insecure Star

Captured Polish soldiers, 1939.
Editor's Pick
'30s

World War II Erupts: Color Photos From the Invasion of …

Gene Kelly dancing, 1944.
Actors
'40s

Gene Kelly: Caught in the Act

Louis Mattar enjoys a pull on the water pipe he installed in his heavily modified 1947 Cadillac.
Autos
'50s

Shower? Check. Washing Machine? Check. Hookah? Check. …

Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski, London, 1968.
Actresses
'60s

Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski: Rare Photos, London, 1968

1937 Reich Party Congress, Nuremberg, Germany.
History
'30s

A Brutal Pageantry: The Third Reich’s Myth-Making …

Children watch the story of "Saint George and the Dragon" at an outdoor puppet theater in Paris, 1963.
Actresses
1932
1969

Unforgettable Eisenstaedt: 22 Amazing Photos by a Master

Larry and Dunk, Iowa, 1945.
Animals
'40s

A Boy and His Dog: Portrait of Friendship

Empire State Building in 1946
Al Fenn
'30s

Empire State of Mind: In Praise of New York’s …

Between scenes in the show at New York's Latin Quarter, Pat Farrell prepares to make a chess move. Opponent (right) is Grace Sundstrom. Kibitzing at left is Shirley Forrest, an ex-schoolteacher.
Culture
'50s

Showgirls at Work and at Play: Gordon Parks’ …

Foodland supermarket, Hawaii, 1959.
Culture
'50s

Hawaii Before Statehood: Color Photos, 1959

Hitler's Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels glowers at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in the garden of the Carlton Hotel during a League of Nations conference, Geneva, September 1933.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'30s

Behind the Picture: Joseph Goebbels Glares at the …

Georgia O'Keeffe photographed on the roof of her Ghost Ranch home in New Mexico, 1967.
Art & Artists
'60s

Georgia O’Keeffe: Invincible

The "world's youngest swimmer," 9-week-old Julie Sheldon, cruises underwater next to her grandmother, Mrs. Jen Loven, a children's swimming instructor in 1954 Los Angeles.
Children
'50s

This 9-Week-Old Water Baby Was the ‘World’s …

A view of London in 1940, with damage from German bombing raids.
History
'40s

World War II: London in Color

Julie Newmar on the set of the Broadway play, "The Marriage-Go-Round," for which she won a Tony Award, 1958.
Actresses
'50s

Julie Newmar: ‘I Was in LIFE’

Dale Rooks/U.S. Coast Guard
History
'40s

Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in World War II: Rare Photos

Marilyn Monroe at age 22, Hollywood, 1949.
Actresses
'40s

Marilyn Monroe in ’49: Early Photos of a Movie …

View of the Golden Gate Bridge toward the hills of Marin County, 1955.
Culture
1938
1972

LIFE in a Great City: San Francisco

Marguerite (right) and her chicken, Paris, 1956.
Animals
'50s

Walking Your Chicken Around Paris in Style: A Pictorial Guide

The body of 23-year-old Evelyn McHale rests atop a crumpled limousine minutes after she jumped to her death from the observation platform of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947.
Culture
'40s

‘The Most Beautiful Suicide': A Violent Death, an …

South Vietnam's Madame Nhu fires a pistol during a 1962 visit to an officer training session of the women's paramilitary force that she organized the year before.
History
'60s

Remembering Madame Nhu: The Polarizing Face of South Vietnam

Lauren Bacall, New York City, 1945.
Actresses
'40s

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood Legend, Dead at 89

An American 1st Air Cavalry helicopter airlifts supplies into a Marine outpost during Operation Pegasus, Vietnam, spring 1968.
Editor's Pick
'60s

Khe Sanh and Operation Pegasus: Scenes From Vietnam, 1968

Korean War orphan Kang Koo Ri, 1951.
Behind the Picture
'50s

‘The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Smile': A …

Flexing their muscles for their mutual admiration and for that of passers-by, these California youths find the days go fast on Muscle Beach at Santa Monica.
Culture
'50s

‘Brawny and Buoyant': A Portrait of West Coast …

Princeton professor Hubert Alyea delivering a lecture on the chemistry of the atomic bomb, 1953.
Culture
'50s

The Science Teacher You Wish You Had

Models from the "Ugly" model agency in London, 1969.
Culture
'60s

In Praise of ‘Ugly': Modeling Agency Ditches the …

Ansel Adams during a photography workshop at California's Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, 1959.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'50s

Learning Photography From Ansel Adams and Other …

Ernest Hemingway in Cuba, 1952.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'50s

‘Hemingway Almost Killed Me': A LIFE Photographer …

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Animals
'40s

A Squirrel’s Guide to Fashion

LIFE Magazine, April 7, 1952. Marilyn Monroe's debut on the magazine's cover, photographed by Philippe Halsman.
Actresses
1952
1962

Marilyn Monroe: The LIFE Covers, 1952-1962

A celebration in Red Square in honor of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, 1961.
History
'60s

Dancing for Gagarin: The USSR Celebrates the …

Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'30s

LIFE Goes to a County Fair, 1938

Dehydrated space foods for astronauts on Gemini missions, 1963.
Culture
'60s

Dining Out at 17,000 MPH: A Brief History of Food in Space

Photo of JFK and Nixon made during the Kennedy-Nixon debates, 1960.
Editor's Pick
'60s

The Kennedy-Nixon Debates: When TV Changed the Game

J. R. Eyerman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Editor's Pick
'40s

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Photos From the Ruins

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