Monday, November 24, 2008

If You Love Old Photographs Like Me...

I was THRILLED to discover this treasure trove of wonderful old photos--LIFE magazine is posting its archives online, and they are searchable! If you love history or old photos, it's worth taking a look. Here is a handful of what I found through my random searches....

Abraham Lincoln and friends

Louisa May Alcott

Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested

The Titanic in the dock at Southampton, England

Emma Goldman--not a happy camper, but who can blame her?

Gandhi with his grandchildren
Here are some photos of premature baby care in 1939:
Those poor babies must have been terrified by that getup!
Looks like an iron lung!

Children in China in the 30s
A Chinese wet nurse breastfeeding Siamese twin babies
Woody Guthrie and friends
Emperor Hirohito
Great Rosie the Riveter poster
African-American Rosie
Mother and child in Hiroshima
Survivors of Hiroshima bomb
Segregated south
Gloria Steinem, believe it or not!

More Gloria
Diane von Furstenberg, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, and Barbra Streisand

Jane Fonda at a protest rally

Oregon loggers
Joan Baez as a young woman

Elton John with his parents
As you can see, it's great fun to search the archives to see what slices of history are available. Have fun!

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