The Titanic's propellers in Harland and Wolff's Belfast shipyard shortly before the ship's launch, May 1911.
Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888 .
Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.
Co Rentmeester Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 1972 | A masked Palestinian terrorist looks out from a
balcony of the athletes' housing complex during the Munich Summer Olympics. On September 5, eight
Palestinian guerrillas took 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage, and subsequently murdered all of them, in
what came to be known as the "Munich Massacre" the most infamous and violent outrage in Olympic history.
Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS News of the Titanic disaster spreads in London on the day the ship went
down, April 15, 1912.
Carl Mydans Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 1963 | New York Commuters read of John F. Kennedy's
assassination, November 1963. This Carl Mydans photo did not appear in LIFE when the magazine published as
a weekly, but has been printed in later books.
Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed
Unfinished German Type XXI U-Boats at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany, 1945.
Small with a big Parisian baguette, 1952. (Photo by Willy Ronis / Agence Rapho)
Children watch the play "St. George and the Dragon" in the puppet theater in Paris in 1963. (Photo by Alfred
Eisenstaedt / Time & Life Pictures)
USA, New York, 1988. (Photo by Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos)
Paris, 1989. (Photo by Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos )
Club "Allegro Fortissimo", Paris, 1990. (Photo by William Klein / 'William Klein ABC' / Abrams)
Pont Alexander III, Paris, 1960. (Photo by William Klein / 'William Klein ABC' / Abrams)
Dance School in New York, 1977. (Photo by Elliott Erwitt)
John Dominis Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 1967 | A leopard, seconds away from killing a terrified baboon,
in a hair-raising picture that was, photographer John Dominis admits, entirely staged.
by William Klein /
'William Klein ABC' /
Onassis and John, Jr.,
September 24, 1969.
"I am the champion!" - Cassius Clay yells after defeating Sonny Liston in the fight for the title in the
heavyweight division, February 25, 1964, Miami Beach, Florida, USA. (Photo by Bettmann / Corbis)
Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield .
Lisa Larsen Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Smiling in a brisk March wind and surrounded by photographers
and fans, Grace Kelly poses just off of Fifth Avenue in New York, 1956.
Lisa LarsenTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Kelly inside a New York jewelry store, where she perused
possible gifts for her groom.
John F. Kennedy
having a tea
party with his
Margaret Bourke-White Time &
Life Pictures/Getty Images. 1937
Astronomer Edwin Hubble peers
though the eyepiece of the 100inch Hooker telescope at
California's Mt. Wilson
Observatory. Originally published
in the November 8, 1937, issue of
William Vandivert Time &
Images- 1940 | A heavily
bandaged British infant,
Margaret Curtis, badly
injured in a German
blitzkrieg attack on
London during the Battle
of Britain. Originally
published in the
September 9, 1940, issue
David Duncan Douglas 1950 | Early in the Korean War, American Marines march through bitter cold down a
canyon road they dubbed "Nightmare Alley" during a grim retreat from the Chosin Reservoir.
Lisa Larsen Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 1953 | Senator John Kennedy and his bride, Jacqueline Bouvier
Kennedy, smile during their wedding reception, September 12, 1953, in Newport, Rhode Island.
Dennis Stock Magnum 1955 |
Hunkering against the cold and
rain, a haunted-looking James
Dean strolls through Times
Square, mere blocks from the
famous Actors Studio where he
and other legends-to-be studied
Paul Schutzer Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 1961 | Freedom Riders Julia Aaron and David Dennis sit
aboard an interstate bus as they and 25 other civil rights activists are escorted by Mississippi National
Guardsmen on a violence-marred trip between Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi.
Hank Walker Time & Life
Pictures/Getty images 1960 |
In a Los Angeles hotel suite,
John F. Kennedy confers
with his brother and
campaign manager Bobby
during the Democratic
National Convention, at
which JFK was picked as the
1960 party nominee.
Mona Lisa being
returned to its home
at the Louvre in
Paris, France after
Larry BurrowsTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images 1966 | Wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie
(center) moves to try and comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight during the Vietnam War.
Bill Eppridge Time & Life
1968 | Senator Robert
Kennedy lies in a pool of his
own blood on the floor of
the kitchen at Los Angeles'
Ambassador Hotel, June 5,
1968, after being shot by
Sirhan Sirhan. A dazed,
frightened hotel busboy,
Juan Romero, tries to
comfort the mortally
candidate, who died hours
later. Robert Kennedy was
42 years old.
John Dominis Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. 1969 | Concert-goers huddle under a sheet of cardboard in the
rain at the three-day, era-defining Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York.
Robert Capa Magnum 1944 | In the face of devastating German fire, American troops land at Omaha Beach on
D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Davison & Associates Ltd/Fr.fm Browne SJ Collection. Aboard the Titanic, six-year-old Robert Douglas Spedden,
plays with a spinning top while his father, Frederic, looks on.
The Kiss of Life.Taken in 1967
by Rocco Morabito, this is one
of the most powerful
photographs we’ve seen.
Called the Kiss of Life photo, it
shows a utility worker named
J.D. Thompson giving mouthto-mouth to co-worker Randall
G. Champion after he went
unconscious following contact
with a high voltage line.
William Vandivert Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Oberwallstrasse, in central Berlin, saw some of the most
vicious fighting between German and Soviet troops in the spring of 1945
William Vandivert Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Russian soldiers and a civilian struggle to move a large
bronze Nazi Party eagle that once loomed over a doorway of the Reich Chancellery, Berlin, 1945.
Bill Ray. John F. Kennedy arrives in a limo at Madison Square Garden for a "Birthday Salute" in his honor, New
York, May 19, 1962.
David Douglas Duncan Life Magazine. Marine Capt. Francis "Ike" Fenton ponders his fate and the fate of his men
after being told that his company is nearly out of ammunition, Korea, 1950.
David Douglas Duncan Life Magazine. "This," Duncan told LIFE.com of a picture made during the fight for
Seoul, "is the best picture I made in Korea of civilians — a family running down stairs, a father holding a baby,
tanks firing away. Those tanks are taking fire from North Koreans right down the street!"
David E. Scherman Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Princess Margaret (left), the future Queen Elizabeth II
(third from left) and the Queen Mother (third from right) with the Grenadier guards on the occasion of Princess
Elizabeth's birthday, 1942.
Loomis Dean Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Queen Elizabeth with Prince Charles and Elizabeth II at
Princess Margaret's wedding, 1960.
Alfred Eisenstaedt TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Parisians at a sidewalk cafe, 1963
Alfred Eisenstaedt TIme &
Images. Woman sitting
with her pet cheetah
having tea at a Bois de
Boulogne cafe, Paris,
Alfred Eisenstaedt TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images. People enjoying an afternoon on the banks of the
Seine River, 1963
George Rodger Time &
Life Pictures/Getty Images.
Troops watch the eruption
of Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, 1944
Alfred Eisenstaedt Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Japan's Emperor Hirohito in Yokohama during his first visit
to see living conditions in the country since the end of the war, February 1946.
Fritz Goro Time &
sailors shield their
eyes during a
nuclear test at
Bikini Atoll, July
Paul Schutzer Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. American forces, in foreground, face East German forces
across the newly built Berlin Wall in 1961 .
Vernon Merritt III Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Charles Manson in custody, 1969 .
Bernard Hoffman Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Hiroshima, 1945.
Gjon Mili Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Nazi War Criminal Adolf Eichmann awaits trial in Israel, 1961.
Lady Diana Spencer wears
her wedding dress on the
steps of St. Paulís Cathedral
in London on July 29, 1981 on
her way to the wedding
ceremony. (AP Photo/Michel
The Princess of Wales waves to
onlookers while boarding the
train at Waterloo Station on July
29, 1981, as she and Prince
Charles set off on their
honeymoon. (AP Photo)
Drivers from the French ambulance corps near the front, waiting to be called Italy, 1944. Robert Capa.
Soldiers trying out their
gas masks in every
possible way. Putting the
respirator to good use
while peeling onions.
40th Division, Camp
Kearny, San Diego,
California 1918. Anon.
A Royal Navy sailor on board HMS Alcantara uses a portable sewing machine to repair a signal flag during a
voyage to Sierra Leone, March 1942.Cecil Beaton.
Warrant Photographer Jess W. January USCGR, American USCG Cutter Spencer destroys Nazi sub April 17,
The body of an
killed in action in the
jungle near the
Cambodian border is
raised up to an
Vietnam 1966. Henri
Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon, Moscow, USSR, 1959. Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos
Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia with the Tsaritsa pictured as they leave church, circa 1900
The assassination of King Alexander. This dramatic news photograph was taken just moments after the
Bulgarian gunman, Vlado Chernozemski, shot the king of Yugoslavia on 9 October 1934
Colonial troops in London.Members of the British empire's armed forces gather for a group portrait on a wet
London street. Tens of thousands of soldiers from all parts of the empire took part in a procession to mark Queen
Victoria's diamond jubilee on 22 June 1897. Photograph: London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company/
Hulton/ Getty Images
Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia, in a railway station in Geneva, Switzerland, 1935 Lucien
Chilean coup, 1973. One of the last known images of the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, which
was taken during the army's assault on the presidential palace during the coup d'etat which toppled his
government.Photograph: Keystone/ Getty
The first tank is produced. On 6 September 1915, Britain produced the first completed prototype tank in history. It
was known as Little Willie, weighed 14 tons and crawled at only two miles per hour. It was developed to break the
stalemate of trench warfare during the First World War. By 1916, a second prototype had been produced and this
was deemed ready for battle. The Mark I made its debut at the Battle of Flers–Courcelette during the Somme
Offensive of 1916.IWM/Getty
Liberation of Paris, 1944. French civilians line the streets to welcome General Charles De Gaulle to liberated
Paris. Photograph: CNP/Corbis
Funeral of Rudolph Valentino, 1926.The body of the 31-year-old screen idol rests at Campbell's Funeral Parlour
in New York. Outside, fans smashed windows as they tried to storm the building. Inside, actors posing as
Mussolini's blackshirts gave the fascist salute over the body – which was alleged to be a wax dummy to save it
from 'wear and tear'. At his funeral, 100,000 lined the streets. Admirer, Miss Eva Miller, prays by the body of
screen Idol, Rudolph Valentino the day after his death in New York. Corbis
Leon Trotsky assassination scene, 1940. Leon Trotsky, the exiled Russian revolutionary, was assassinated on
this day in 1940. He was sitting at his desk in this studio in Coyoacan, Mexico, when Ramon Mercader – a
Spanish-born Soviet agent, posing as Trotsky's friend but really under Stalin's orders – attacked him in the back
of the head with a mountaineering ice pick. Trotsky died of his injuries a day later, aged 60. Mercader was found
guilty of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison; he was released in 1960. Murder scene where Spanish
communist Ramon Mercader assassinated Leon Trotsky on 20 August 1940, in Coyoacan, Mexico. Photograph:
Berlin, Germany, August 1961:
An elderly woman tries to
escape through her window to
reach the street underneath,
which is part of West Berlin.
Some men try to pull her back
into the house. The house was
located right at the sector
border in the eastern part of
The B-29 Superfortress, 'Enola Gay,' returns from the bombing mission over Hiroshima to the North Field of
Tinian airbase, North Marianas Islands. Photoquest/Getty
Mick Jagger sentenced to three months in prison. On 29 June 1967,lead singer for the Rolling Stones band Mick
Jagger is found guilty of possession of illegal amphetamine pills and is sentenced to 3 months in prison. Stanley
Gavrilo Princip, the assassin who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, is taken into custody by the local police in
Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in
Sarajevo by a Yugoslav nationalist, Gavrilo Princip. Bosnia and Herzegovina had been annexed by AustriaHungary in 1908 and the archduke was there in his role as Inspector General of the Armed Forces of AustriaHungary. The Serbian government were blamed for the assassination and, on 28 July 1914, war was declared on
Serbia by Austria-Hungary, who had the support of Germany. Russia backed Serbia and the peace between
Europe's great powers had begun to disintegrate.Topical Press Agency/Getty
Gandhi in his garden. American photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White's photograph of the Indian independence
leader Mohandas K. Gandhi. The Mahatma was assassinated in the garden of his compound on this day in 1948.
He was shot at point-blank range by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, only five months after India gained
independence from Britain. Photograph: Margaret Bourke-White/ Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Robert Doisneau. By the railings around the Luxembourg Gardens
A gang of skinny dippers is chased down the street at Hyde Park by a police woman. 1926
Eve Arnold. Anthony Quinn and Anna Karina on the set of Guy Green’s “The Magus,” in Mallorca, Spain. 1976
Eve Arnold, G.B. England. Nottinghamshire. Kelham. Father Gregory Wilkins, Director of the society of the
sacred mission at Kelham. 1963.
A lone anti-war protester confronts police in Whitehall during the Cuban Missile Crisis, London, 1962 Photograph:
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Snowy the Mouse Man, Cambridge, UK 1973 by Don McCullin’s photography.