Tag Archives: Life Magazine

Post-Truth… That’s Life

In truth, this post, like so much of life, and perhaps death (a subtle reference to the classic tweet: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”), these days, was … Continue reading

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“The New Generation Offers a Leader”

Yale Joel, [Candidate for Congress, John F. Kennedy, 29, sitting under campaign poster, next to photos of his parents in a room at the Bellevue Hotel during his campaign for MA-Rep for the 11th district], 1946 (1924.2005) JOHN F. KENNEDY. … Continue reading

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“Well Done!” 71 Years Ago Today…

PM, November 22, 1943, p. 21 Weegee made the photograph known as “The Critic” 71 years ago today, November 22, 1943. After Weegee made one of the most iconic photos in the 20th century, what did he do? And what … Continue reading

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John Dominis, 1921-2013

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) In the politically tumultuous year 1968, one of the enduring photographs of the … Continue reading

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The Cowboy

America’s fascination with the cowboy dates back to the 1850s, when the West was expanding and the demand for beef was rising. “Cowboy” quickly became an iconic term and was glamorized and romanticized by the tradition of Wild West shows, … Continue reading

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Bill Eppridge (1938-2013)

Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help fallen Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot by Sirhan B. Sirhan, Los Angeles], June 6, 1968 (1197.2005) Sadly, we mark the passing of Bill Eppridge (1938-2013), one of … Continue reading

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W. Eugene Smith’s Germ-Free Animals

W. Eugene Smith, [Man in protective helmet and rubber gloves holding mouse, Laboratories of Bacteriology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana], 1949 (1519.2005) The American photojournalist William Eugene Smith (1918-1978) is, amid other things, known for his major photo-essays … Continue reading

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