As you may know, though Life magazine is no more, the Life magazine photo archive lives on, through a partnership with Google, and is slowly being made available online. Looking through the collection is unbelievably engrossing, but the funny thing is you never really find exactly what you think you're going to find. Still: The images are surprising, informative, and entertaining. Plus: You can purchase framed prints! We've been taking a look at women in several decades (previously: the '30s, the '40s and the '50s) and today, the crazy, swinging 1960s. The photos begin after the jump.
Love this awesome woman's job, dress and corner office!
One of the many tragedies of the decade. Is it wrong to covet her hat?
Amy Winehouse, is that you?
Original Pucci prints, in their original habitats.
The hair. So chic.
It is important to begin with a good, clean foundation.
Fighting crime looks like so much fun!
Of course one bowls in pearls. Don't be silly.
Don't you get the feeling these ladies were a "hoot," as they say?
People used to get excited about politics… We have come full circle.
Someone needs to have a party with a sparkly eyeglass theme, and quick!
Donyale Luna was the first black model to appear on British Vogue. She was fond of LSD and was one of the only black women to be part of Andy Warhol's studio. She died in Rome in 1979 of a drug overdose.
"No, I can't give you my phone number, because you remind me of my bedspread."
Wow! That ensemble Barbra Streisand is wearing was totally recreated and on the cover of French Vogue!
I don't know what it is, but I like it.
More Donyale Luna. New obsession.
It's it odd that this woman would later become the nicest judge on America's Next Top Model?
Here's why it's so upsetting that mainstream fashion magazines these days tend to ignore models of color. It was not always so!
Almost 4,000 people were arrested in the Watts riots. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and burned. Twenty-seven years later: the LA riots.
Such an iconic image.
The deer is cute, but is anyone else distracted by her pointy, pointy bra?
Life photo archive [Google]