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70 years ago this week, from the December 13, 1948 feature story in LIFE - CHRISTMAS AT MACYS—As becomes the worlds largest store, it is prodigious, furious and for cash only. This image ran in the story with the following caption: Long slide from the…
70 years ago this week, from the December 13, 1948 feature story in LIFE - CHRISTMAS AT MACY'S—"As becomes the world's largest store, it is prodigious, furious and for cash only." This image ran in the story with the following caption: "Long slide from the 19th floor to the ground floor through Macy's package chutes has been taken every working day for 26 years by Mike Reynolds, 53, whose job is to make sure that no bundles are sticking in chutes. Mike wears out a suit of coveralls every six weeks and slides about two miles every week in line of duty." (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #Macys #NinaLeen
From the October 21, 1946 feature: THE FIGHT FOR GERMANY—A distinguished theologian declares America must prevent the conquest of Germany and Western Europe by the unscrupulous Soviet tyranny. This image opened the story with the following caption: Women…
From the October 21, 1946 feature: "THE FIGHT FOR GERMANY—A distinguished theologian declares America must prevent the conquest of Germany and Western Europe by the unscrupulous Soviet tyranny." This image opened the story with the following caption: "Women volunteers work on Dresden's ruins. But task of rebuilding Germany needs large-scale planning, outside help." (William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #Germany #Dresden #WWII
LIFE legend Sammy Davis Jr. was born 93 years ago today on December 8, 1925 in Harlem, New York. He is pictured here in character as Sportin Life in the 1959 Otto Preminger film Porgy and Bess. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends…
LIFE legend Sammy Davis Jr. was born 93 years ago today on December 8, 1925 in Harlem, New York. He is pictured here in character as Sportin' Life in the 1959 Otto Preminger film Porgy and Bess. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #SammyDavisJr
Formally-attired audience sporting 3-D glasses during opening night screening of film Bwana Devil, the 1st full-length color 3-D motion picture, at Paramount Theater in Hollywood, CA, 1952. (J.R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Formally-attired audience sporting 3-D glasses during opening night screening of film "Bwana Devil," the 1st full-length color 3-D motion picture, at Paramount Theater in Hollywood, CA, 1952. (J.R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
From the August 8, 1949 fashion feature: DIME-STORE FASHIONS—Five-and-ten jewelry and clothes are not only cheap but up-to-date. According to LIFE, To visitors from abroad one of the perennial marvels of America is the five-and-ten crammed with household…
From the August 8, 1949 fashion feature: "DIME-STORE FASHIONS—Five-and-ten jewelry and clothes are not only cheap but up-to-date." According to LIFE, "To visitors from abroad one of the perennial marvels of America is the five-and-ten crammed with household articles. In recent years the dime stores have added to their accomplishments. They have proved as fast—and three to four times as cheap—as many a department store at copying simple fashions." This photo opened the feature and includes an all-dime store outfit with a total cost of $4.17. (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #fashionfriday #vintagefashion #NinaLeen
LIFE remembers the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush with an outtake from the November 5, 1971 feature story: GEORGE BUSH RAN ALL THE WAY. According to LIFE, as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, he set a frenetic…
LIFE remembers the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush with an outtake from the November 5, 1971 feature story: "GEORGE BUSH RAN ALL THE WAY." According to LIFE, as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, he set a "frenetic pace that some of his staff find hard to match" (Leonard McCombe—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Bighorn Sheep in Yellowstone National Park, circa 1961 (George Silk/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #Yellowstone #sheepofinstagram
LIFE legend Rita Moreno in an outtake from the March 1, 1954 LIFE cover story. In 1961 she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in West Side Story. She recently announced that she has signed on to be in the remake of the film directed by Steven…
LIFE legend Rita Moreno in an outtake from the March 1, 1954 LIFE cover story. In 1961 she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in West Side Story. She recently announced that she has signed on to be in the remake of the film directed by Steven Spielberg. (Loomis Dean—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #WestSideStory #RitaMoreno
A Streetcar Named Desire by LIFE legend Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway 71 years ago today on December 3, 1947. Starring Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter (pictured here in a scene performed in 1947) along with Jessica Tandy and Karl Malden. (Eliot Elisofon—The…
"A Streetcar Named Desire" by LIFE legend Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway 71 years ago today on December 3, 1947. Starring Marlon Brando and Kim Hunter (pictured here in a scene performed in 1947) along with Jessica Tandy and Karl Malden. (Eliot Elisofon—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #LIFElegends MarlonBrando
(L-R) Egyptian Princess Nasli Shah, Princess Sixte de Bourbon-Parme and Peter Zervudachi taking a walk in their fashionable best at a resort in St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1947. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #fashionfriday #StMoritz
(L-R) Egyptian Princess Nasli Shah, Princess Sixte de Bourbon-Parme and Peter Zervudachi taking a walk in their fashionable best at a resort in St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1947. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #fashionfriday #StMoritz
Hark (left) and Ollie Hatfield, and their son, sitting on a porch in West Virginia, 1944. From the Tug Fork area, they are descendants from one of the families involved in the long-running (but long finished) Hatfield-McCoy feud. (Walter Sanders—The LIFE…
Hark (left) and Ollie Hatfield, and their son, sitting on a porch in West Virginia, 1944. From the Tug Fork area, they are descendants from one of the families involved in the long-running (but long finished) Hatfield-McCoy feud. (Walter Sanders—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #TBT
Christina Goldsmith, daughter of top Weimaraner breeder, Mrs. Harold Goldsmith of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and her Weimaraner puppies in Ridgefield, CT, 1950. (Bernard Hoffman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #weimaraner #dogsofinstagram
Christina Goldsmith, daughter of top Weimaraner breeder, Mrs. Harold Goldsmith of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and her Weimaraner puppies in Ridgefield, CT, 1950. (Bernard Hoffman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #weimaraner #dogsofinstagram