Tag Archives: Life Magazine

Used in Life: “Dead Bones to Live Art”

Ansel Adams (1902-1984), [Artist Georgia O’Keeffe gathering material for one of her paintings by lugging home a cow’s head and skeleton], 1938 (1159.2005) Life, “Georgia O’Keeffe Turns Dead Bones to Live Art,” February 14, 1938, pp. 28-29 Ansel Adams (1902-1984), … Continue reading

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“Hospital on Leyte,” November 1944

W. Eugene Smith, A Hospital in a Philippine Cathedral (Island of Leyte), 1944 (2008.55.3) In their church which has become hospital, barefoot Filipino women worship only a few feet from the expressionless mask of a burned American officer. Life, December … Continue reading

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“I don’t know.”

W. Eugene Smith, Rail worker Joseph Hunter, Ohio, 1949, (1559.2005) Rail Worker Joseph Hunter, long time Republican, is switchman on line that serves Bessemer converters at Youngstown. He has three-word opinion of Taft, “I don’t know.” W. Eugene Smith, Refinery … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944

Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France] [verso], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, … Continue reading

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June 5, 1968

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 5, 1968 (1910.2005) Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) Fifty years ago today, as the American national anthem began to … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, 2017

Larry Burrows (1926-1971), Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, South Vietnam, October 1966 (27.1998) Larry Burrows (1926-1971), First-aid station. Mutter Ridge, Nui Cay Tri, October 1966 (1758.2005) (Life, October 28, 1966, p.38 ) Larry Burrows (1926-1971), “Having failed in their first … Continue reading

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