you will have to pardon me, because the life archives have been fixed and so i’ve been happily immersing myself in old photos again. yayayay! (that’s a triple yay) look at these cute gals in their uniforms – this is the victory corps in 1942
john olson was hired by life in 1968 at the age of 21, making him the youngest staff photographer at the magazine. before that he went to vietnam at the age of only 19 and won the robert capa gold medal for his coverage of the battle of hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the war. you may recognise his photographs of rock stars and their parents.
images from life magazine, taken in the mid to late 1940’s by nina leen. not much has changed.
“teenage girl wearing blue jeans and large checkered shirt which is usual after-school costume. 1944”
love this, such clever execution. makes me think of the old adage of hemlines going up or down according to the mood of the country / state of the economy. i personally wish girls would wear longer skirts, just because i love them. this looks like a pretty interesting issue actually, “the uneasy making of a movie” … “getting high with a lot of hot air”
oh, i love it so.
all images from life mag
cappuccino for me, please.
all images from life magazine
a bicycle pageant in 1948, all images from life magazine