Human ladder escalating a fort at Port Arthur. Drawn by George Scott. (1904-1905 Japanese-Russo War) © Time Inc.
US soldier and local girl reading military restrictions about riding trains. Japan, 1946. Photo by John Florea. The U.S Naval base at Yokosuka still exists. S)
World War II: Never Forget...
Mother grooming her daughter for healthiest-baby contest held at all African American fair. Memphis, TN, 1941. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.
American Marine carrying several swords relinquished by Japanese officers during the surrender of Kurihara Naval base. Location: Onomichi, Honshu, Japan Date taken: September 1945 Photographer: Carl Mydans © Time Inc.
SECOND WORLD WAR
Beret-clad African American girls minding babies in carriages in Harlem. New York, 1934. Dorien Leigh, photographer. Life Photo Archives, © Time Inc., Courtesy of LIFE.com
gueule-de-loupviolette: Danseuse de ballet classique ( 1940s). © Time Inc.
BALLET WAS MY FIRST LOVE
US soldier joining a Japanese girl in off-limits dinner, taking off his shoes. Japan, 1946. Photo by John Florea. S)
Around the World in 80 days
Henri Matisse, Nice, France, 1948 photo by Gjon Mili © Time Inc.
Artists and Their Spaces
Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the 1956 Academy Awards,taken by Allan Grant for Time and Life Pictures
Sophia Loren and her new born son, Carlo Ponti, Jr. in the bedroom of her villa with LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Rome 1969 #loren © Time Inc.