British International Motor Show (London, 1932)
San Francisco harbor c. 1850. Between 1847 and 1870, the population of San Francisco increased from 500 to 150,000
The Russians from Alaska established their largest settlement in California, Fort Ross, in 1812
Dünya Savaşı sırasında, Almanya Yunanistan'ı (Nisan 1941) bozguna uğrattı. ATİNA'ya girişi
Mission San Diego de Alcalá drawn as it was in 1848. Established in 1769, it is the first of the California Missions established
Teenagers listen to records in 1944. Photographed by LIFE’s Nina Leen — see more of her work here on LIFE.com.
The Broadway production of West Side Story opened to largely ecstatic reviews 55 years ago this week, on September 26, 1957.
LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt adjusts Richard Nixon’s tie prior to photo shoot during the 1960 presidential campaign. Nixon lost to JFK in November of that year by one of the smallest margins in American history.
LIFE.com remembers the legendary Kennedy-Nixon debates in the fall of 1960 — and the look and feel of a contest often cited as the first “modern” presidential campaign.
Pictured: Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon (right) speaks during a televised debate while opponent John F. Kennedy watches, 1960.
Of this picture, LIFE noted in its July 29, 1940, issue: “Trying, amid the general convention apathy and sullenness, to find some Democrats who appeared to be having fun [as it was clear FDR would be nominated for an unprecedented third term, the convention lacked drama], a LIFE photographer went to the famous 606 Club … featuring an almost continuous strip tease.”
Aerial view of Manhattan with the new, nearly completed World Trade Center’s Twin Towers dominating the southern rim of the island, 1971.
A birds-eye view of Lower Manhattan, 1945.
Go-go girl and delegates during the 1968 Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida.
New York’s Times Square, August 14, 1945 — V-J Day.
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, 1939, Brooklyn, NY.
Circus Lions, 1905
Atlanta, Georgia — the Commercial Centre, 1887
Winter in Florida, 1893
Metropolitan Police Box. Hammersmith, London. 1948.
Corner of Michigan and Griswold, circa 1920
Cadillac Motor Car Co. main plant on Cass Avenue, c. 1910, Detroit, MI.
A worker installs a K6 phone box, London late 1930s.
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Bicycle-drawn carriage, Saratoga Springs, NY, ca. 1900
1707 map of West Africa, by Guillaume Delisle
The Mbang Abd ar Rahman Gwaranga c. 1918.
Detroit Zoo Railroad ca. 1950
Buried machinery in barn lot in Dallas, South Dakota, United States during the Dust Bowl, an agricultural, ecological, and economic disaster in the Great Plains region of North America in 1936
Ladies in a factory, putting together copies of The Beatles’ ‘Rubber Soul’, 1965.
Dismantled 14-bis being transported for its maiden flight, Paris, 1906