Anniversary Issues of Life Magazine

Below are short videos showing highlights of issues that would be great for anniversaries coming up soon.

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the March 31, 1947 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the February 11. 1957 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the February 24. 1967 Life magazine

 

A short video showing a few interesting articles and advertisements in the February 1987 Life magazine




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This Pleasant Land - July 7, 1947 Life magazine

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Exerpt from the July 7, 1947 Life Magazine

America The Beautiful

The Fourth of July, although it originated in the hot spirit of defiance and the powder smell of revolution, is a quiet holiday. In the small cities the crowds gather beneath bunting and flags to Watch their parades. In the picnic grounds the orators sweat and strain to produce three cheers for liberty. Yet everywhere, as in the Cheyenne street scene on the opposite page, the crowds are in shirtsleeves and cotton dresses, relaxed, having a good, long, easy day, taking their liberty for granted, a little embarrassed by all the fancy talk. In the cool of the evening many Americans will express their unself-conscious patriotism in the thought, "This has been a pleasant day and this is a pleasant land.” For in early July, on the nation's birthday, the land is at its best. The ice has long been out of the northern lakes, yet the summer's full fury has not yet descended on the countryside. America, as the color photographs on the following 12 pages show, is a land of vast, calm beauty and of people who are outdoors enjoying it.

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