Did you know that Leap Day was once treated as a Sadie Hawkins-style opportunity for a madcap rearranging of the social order? Please use this knowledge as an excuse to march down to your local city hall and tell any male officials to take a hike.
The year was 1944. An orphaned squirrel was adopted by a family and named Tommy Tucker. The lady of the house decided to dress Tommy in specially-made ensembles; Life documented the critter in photographs. Additional images after the jump.
Life.com just put up a never-seen before, unpublished Hells Angels gallery. And while the images (from 1965) of the guys are interesting, it's the women who will really catch your eye.
Naomi Sims, the first black model on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968, died over the weekend at the age of 61. Her obituaries reveal a classic American rags-to-riches tale:
I unearthed a 1960 Life the other day, from the week that Eisenhower and Khrushchev addressed the UN. But editors made space for two non-political stories: one about space rockets, and one about Seventh Avenue.
As you know, the Life magazine photo archive is now online. We've been showcasing images of women in different decades. Although Life was a weekly until 1972, it hung around as a monthly until 2000.
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.…
As previously posted, the Life magazine photo archive is now available online. The collection is estimated to consist of more than 10 million photos, many of which were never published in the magazine and only exist as negatives, slides and etchings. You can search the collection for historical images, and if you want…