The cover of Life magazine features a photograph of the Fort Peck Dam over the Missouri River, Montana, November 23, 1936. The was the magazine's first issue.
November 23, 1936 License
Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon & Ringo Starr of the Beatles, taking a dip in a swimming pool .
February 01, 1964 License
Leopard about to kill a terrified baboon.
January 01, 1965 License
Sen. John F. Kennedy & his bride Jacqueline (nee Bouvier) enjoying dinner at their outdoor wedding celebration.
September 12, 1953 License
Wounded Jeremiah Purdie (C) being led past stricken comrades during the fierce firefight for control of Hill 484 just south of the DMZ during the Vietnam War.
January 01, 1966 License
Ballerinas standing on window sill in rehearsal room at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet.
January 01, 1936 License
Close-up of a Tembu miner, covered by a blanket dyed with red ochre, who lies on the ground and awaits an unspecified medical exam, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1950.
January 01, 1950 License
Young boy dressed in shorts walks along a dirt road lined with the corpses of hundreds of prisoners who died at the Bergen-Belsen extermination camp, near the towns of Bergen and Celle, Germany, April 20, 1945. Please note that this...More
April 20, 1945 License
Horse-drawn caisson bearing flag-draped casket of John F, Kennedy leads funeral cortege and is followed by riderless horse, Washington, D.C.
November 25, 1963 License
Photographer Dennis Stock holding camera to his face in such a way that the lens and viewfinder appear to be his eyes.
January 01, 1951 License
President John F. Kennedy's flag-draped coffin, Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C.
November 24, 1963 License
US trackmen taking hurdles at Olympic tryouts.
July 01, 1960 License
Elevated view of a line of bowlers at the Friendly Hills bowling lanes, East Whittier, California, 1958.
January 01, 1958 License
Univ. of Pittsburgh students cheering wildly from atop Cathedral of Learning on school's campus as they look down on Forbes Field where the Pittsburgh Pirates are winning their first World Series in 35 yrs. against the NY Yankees.
October 01, 1960 License
US swimmer Mark Spitz training for 1972 Munich Olympics.
January 01, 1972 License
Rebel leader Fidel Castro (C) being cheered by a village crowd on his victorious march to Havana.
January 01, 1959 License
American soldier PFC Kerry Nelson looks through the viewfinder of a 9mm cannon inside a tank on Route 13, north of Saigon, Vietnam, 1967.
January 01, 1967 License
Premium Rates Apply. Indian ldr. Mohandas Gandhi reading as he sits cross-legged on floor next to a spinning wheel which looms in the foreground as a symbol of India's struggle for independence, at home.
April 01, 1946 License
Bright full moon over darkened New York City skyline during massive East Coast blackout affecting 80,000 square miles.
November 09, 1965 License
Country Dr. Ernest Ceriani in a dazed state of exhaustion, having a cup of coffee in the hospital kitchen at 2 a.m. after performing a cesarean section where the baby & the mother died due to complications.
September 20, 1948 License
Artist Pablo Picasso drawing an image using a light pen.
January 01, 1949 License
Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy conferring w. his brother & campaign organizer Bobby Kennedy in hotel suite as they are silhouetted by the sunlight coming through the drawn window drapes .
Gen. Douglas MacArthur (C), Gen. Richard Sutherland (L) & Col. Lloyd Lehrbas (2L) wading ashore during American landings at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippine Islands.
January 09, 1945 License
Space suit clad Project Mercury astronaut John Glenn.
Commuters reading of John F. Kennedy's assassination, 22nd November 1963.
November 22, 1963 License
Premium Rates Apply. Operagoers luxuriating in ornately elegant boxes during intermission at La Scala Opera House.
January 01, 1934 License
Partially costumed showgirls play chess backstage at the Latin Quarter nightclub, New York, New York, 1958.
Wide range of facial expressions on children at Guignol puppet show in Parc de Montsouris, Paris, 1963. They are reacting to the moment the dragon is slain.
January 01, 1963 License
A number 88 bus lies in a large crater in the road in Balham, London, the morning after a German air raid during the Battle of Britain, 15th October 1940. During the raid on night of the 14th October, a bomb exploded on Balham High...More
October 15, 1940 License
Senator Robert Kennedy sprawled semiconscious in his own blood on floor after being shot in the brain & neck while busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort him, in kitchen at hotel.
June 06, 1968 License
Gruesome severed head of a napalmed Japanese soldier propped up below gun turret of a disabled Japanese tank.
February 01, 1943 License
Surfer Nick Beck riding his surfboard in the waters off Hawaii.
Navy CPO Graham Jackson with tears of grief streaming down his cheeks as he plays 'Goin' Home' on the accordion while Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's body is carried from the Warm Springs Foundation where he died suddenly on April 12, of...More
April 13, 1945 License
Los Angeles Mayor C. Norris Poulson (1895 - 1982) looks over some notes while he sits in the backseat of a car driving along Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 1959.
African American cleaning woman Ella Watson standing with broom & mop in front of American flag, reinterpretation of Grant Wood's 'American Gothic' painting by photographer Gordon Parks as part of Depression era survey for Far
January 01, 1942 License
Actress Gloria Swanson emoting on site of old Roxy Theater which is being destroyed.
Yankee Mickey Mantle flinging his batting helmet away in disgust during bad day at bat.
June 25, 1965 License
American astronaut John Young, in full space suit, tests the suit's range of motion with a series of rulers mounted onto the frame of a space capsule, Dallas, Texas, 1964.
January 01, 1964 License
Actress Shirley MacLaine & daughter Sachi Parker pouting with string of pearls on their heads.
African American flood victims lining up to get food and clothing from a relief station in front of a billboard ironically proclaming WORLD'S HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING/THERE
January 01, 1937 License
People and taxi congest a crowded New York City street along 5th Ave. at 50th street.
January 01, 1960 License
A jubilant American sailor clutching a white-uniformed nurse in a back-bending, passionate kiss as he vents his joy while thousands jam Times Square to celebrate the long awaited-victory over Japan.
August 14, 1945 License
Civil Rights activist Virginius Thornton (center) walks at the head of a line of volunteers, all dressed in light colored suits with sandwich boards over their shoulders, on the campus of Atlanta University (later renamed Clark Atlanta...More
May 01, 1960 License
View of a human fetus in an artificial womb, as part of a Stanford University School of Medicine experiment, Stanford, California, 1965. The hand at left adjusts a valve that changes the nutrient levels in the pressurized fluid that...More
National football quaterbacks.
January 01, 1961 License
Actor Charlton Heston as Moses with arms flung wide, appearing in motion picture The Ten Commandments as it is shown at drive-in movie theater.
August 01, 1958 License