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Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Culture
'50s

LIFE at the 1953 Tour de France: Rare Photos of a Sport …

WILD NEW BRUSHES
Allan Grant
'40s

Inventing the Future, One Sublime, Ridiculous …

George Lott, 22, wounded in both arms by German mortar fire, suffers as doctors mold a plaster cast to his body, 1944.
Behind the Picture
'40s

Behind the Picture: George Lott, Wounded Warrior

Don Larsen pitching at Yankee Stadium during his World Series perfect game against the Dodgers, Oct. 8, 1956.
Culture
'50s

27 Up, 27 Down: Remembering Don Larsen’s 1956 …

Dizzy Gillespie, 1948.
Allan Grant
'40s

LIFE With Dizzy Gillespie: Rare and Classic Portraits …

The "screwbat," specially engineered to teach a hitter not to roll his wrists when he swings.
Culture
'60s

‘Screwbats’ and Other Strange (But …

Ralph Crane—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Culture
'60s

Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon

Pro Football Hall of Fame charter member "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh of the Washington Redskins, 1938.
Carl Mydans
'30s

Tough Guys: Faces of the NFL, 1938

Brigitte Bardot 1958
Actresses
'50s

LIFE With Brigitte Bardot: Rare and Classic Photos of …

Arthur Ashe
Athletes
'60s

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

Quarterbacks of the NFL in 1961: (back, L-R) Milt Plum, Bobby Layne, Sam Etcheverry, Bill Wade, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Norm Snead, Zeke Bratkowski; (front, L-R) Jim Ninowski, Fran Tarkenton, Don Meredith, John Brodie, Sonny Jurgensen, Y.A. Tittle.
Behind the Picture
'60s

How to Take a Group Portrait of 14 NFL Quarterbacks on …

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

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

A light-beam contour map measures an Air Force pilot's head for a flight helmet, 1954.
Actresses
1943
1969

Photographer Spotlight: Ralph Morse

LIFE magazine Science Editor Warren Young experiences weightlessness during zero-gravity experiments aboard a modified transport plane, 1959.
Al Fenn
'50s

Buoyancy and Bliss: A LIFE Magazine Editor Revels in …

A skillful shoulder block thrown by 'Fuzzy' Buchek (left) foils an attempt by Vivian Johnson (center) to slip between two skaters and start a jam. Blocking and checking are both legal tactics under Derby rules.
Culture
'40s

Grace and Mayhem: Photos of Women’s Roller Derby, 1948

Pelé in action against Bulgaria during 1966 World Cup in England.
Art Rickerby
'60s

Dear Brazil: Missing Neymar? Remember When Pelé Went …

Bobby Moore raises the World Cup trophy, July 30, 1966, after England defeated Germany, 4-2, in the final before 98,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.
Art Rickerby
'60s

The 1966 World Cup: When Britannia Ruled the Pitch

Myrlie Evers comforts her son, Darrell Kenyatta Evers, at the funeral of murdered civil-rights activist Medgar Evers, June 1963.
Behind the Picture
'60s

Behind the Picture: Medgar Evers’ Funeral, June 1963

Surfing, Malibu, Calif., 1961
Culture
1950
1963

Stoked! LIFE Goes Surfing

Arnold Palmer, 1962.
Athletes
'60s

Arnold Palmer: Rare and Classic Photos of Golf’s …

Mickey Mantle flings his batting helmet in disgust after a lousy at-bat, Yankee Stadium, 1965.
Athletes
'60s

Twilight of the Idol: A Portrait of Mickey Mantle in Decline

Twenty-four-year-old Joe Louis in 1937, the year he won the heavyweight boxing crown. He held the title for 12 years -- longer than any other champ in history.
Athletes
1937
1947

Joe Louis: Celebrating the ‘Brown Bomber’ …

Men ogle a young woman wearing pink pants and a gold top, New York City, summer 1969.
Culture
'60s

Sixties Fashion: Revisiting the ‘New York …

Somewhere over North Africa an American "flying nurse," Second Lieut. Julia Corinne Riley, 23, checks on patients aboard a specially outfitted C-47 transport plane, used to ferry wounded men from the battlefields to hospitals in the rear, spring 1943.
Culture
'40s

National Nurses Week: Time to Say ‘Thank You’

President Harry Truman jubilantly holds up a Chicago newspaper emblazoned with the (erroneous) headline, DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. In fact, Truman handily beat New York governor Thomas Dewey in the tight 1948 presidential election.
Behind the Picture
'40s

Behind the Picture: ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ …

In an image that captures the at-once easy and intense bond among the Mercury 7, Shepard laughs with fellow astronauts Gus Grissom (right) and Deke Slayton upon his arrival at Grand Bahama Island, shortly after his successful flight and splashdown, May 1961.
History
'60s

Alan Shepard: Classic Photos of the First American in Space

Donn Clendenon, 1969.
Co Rentmeester
'60s

Amazin': Remembering the Miracle Mets

Each child received a U.S. immigration card at the American Embassy in Berlin.
Children
'30s

’50 Children': An American Couple’s Mission …

Trainer Meshach Tenney beds with Swaps in the straw of a Churchill Downs stall just 40 hours before the start of the big race.
Culture
'50s

LIFE at the Kentucky Derby: Classic Photos From the Run …

Jackie Robinson, 1950.
Athletes
1949
1956

LIFE With Jackie Robinson: Rare and Classic Photos of …

Hank Aaron's 715th career home run, Atlanta, April 8, 1974.
Athletes
'70s

The Coolest Photo You’ll Ever See of Hank …

Stewardess school, Texas, 1958.
Culture
'50s

When Flying Was Fun: LIFE Goes to Stewardess School, 1958

Adolf Eichmann awaits trial in Israel, 1961.
Gjon Mili
'60s

Adolf Eichmann in Israel: Portraits of a Nazi War Criminal

Art Rickerby—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Culture
1940
1969

LIFE Shoots Old-School College Hoops

Brooklyn Dodger rookies and prospects do calisthenics as part of daily training routine, Vero Beach, Fla., 1948.
Culture
'40s

LIFE With Dem Bums: Spring Training at Dodgertown, 1948

The fight is over. Clay shouts, 'I am so pretty!' as he realizes Liston won't come out for seventh round. Trainer Angelo Dundee rushes to Cassius as handler Bundini Brown tries to restrain the half-hysterical champ.
Athletes
'60s

Clay vs. Liston in Miami Beach: The Night ‘the …

Gruesome severed head of a Japanese soldier propped up below gun turret of a disabled Japanese tank.
Behind the Picture
'40s

LIFE Behind the Picture: ‘Skull on a Tank,’ …

Tony Kubek, Bobby Richardson, 1961
Culture
'60s

Spring Training Follies: Unpublished Photos of Yankee …

Photo from the streets of Watts, Calif., 1966.
Bill Ray
'60s

The Fire Last Time: LIFE in Watts, 1966

Allan Grant—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Celebrity
1938
1971

Manly Men: Classic American Tough Guys, Seen Through …

Number 161 Norman Teleford streamlines himself during a motorcycle race at Daytona Beach, March 1948.
Culture
'40s

LIFE at Daytona: Motorcycle Madness on the Florida Sands

Young women on the beach in California, 1970.
Co Rentmeester
'70s

Swimsuit Issue: The LIFE Edition

Joe Frazier lunges at Muhammad Ali during their title fight at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971.
Athletes
'70s

Ali, Frazier and the ‘Fight of the Century': A …

Anne Henning, 16, skating to victory in the 500-meter speed skating race at the Sapporo Winter Olympics, 1972.
Culture
1947
1972

Women of the Winter Olympics: Amazing Athletes in Action

Howard Hughes' H-4 Hercules troop transport plane, the "Spruce Goose," Long Beach Harbor, Calif., November 2, 1947.
Culture
'40s

Howard Hughes and His Larger-Than-Life Dream Machine, …

Young America League Football, 1939
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'30s

Little Tough Guys: Faces of the Young America Football …

Buckminster Fuller 1970
Architecture & Design
1941
1970

Buckminster Fuller Forever: Salute to an American Visionary

Marilyn Monroe at the time she filed for divorce from Joe DiMaggio, October 1954.
Actresses
'50s

When Marilyn Divorced DiMaggio: Photos, 1954

Alice Marble, 26, the U.S. women's Number 1 in 1939.
Culture
1937
1972

The Old Back and Forth: LIFE Plays Tennis

Appalachia, eastern Kentucky, 1964.
Culture
'60s

War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian …

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