1937 | Astronomer Edwin Hubble peers though the eyepiece of the 100-inch Hooker telescope at California's Mt. Wilson Observatory. Originally published in the November 8, 1937, issue of LIFE.
Mickey Rooney, at his Army induction, 1944
Harry Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt Photo
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Famous Moments In History, From A Different Angle: 1963 - Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.
This week, tomorrow to be exact, is the 70th anniversary of one of the most patriotic and most iconic photos in American history. On Feb. 23, 1945, 33-year-old Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, who had been rejected from the Army because of poor eyesight, took a photograph that would ultimately become one of the most recognizable and reproduced images ever.
A Soviet soldier leads a column of German prisoners of war, most of whom are teenagers. Berlin, Germany. May 1945. If captured by the Western Allies, such boy soldiers were turned loose after registration. If they were caught by the Russians, their future was a lot more ominous.