Incredible stories and treasured photographs from the LIFE archive.
An outtake from the February 22, 1943 cover story: ARMY AIR OBSERVER. The photo essay by LIFE photographer Dmitri Kessel featured images of air observers learning basic rules at Brooks Field. Pictured here is a K-3B aerial camera. (Dmitri Kessel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #vintagecameras #TBT
A portrait of President Harry Truman's dog Feller on the White House lawn, 1948. (Thomas McAvoy—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #presidentialpets #dogsofinstagram
LIFE legend Ingrid Bergman standing on street as village women stare curiously at her on location for the movie "Stromboli" on Stromboli Island, Italy, 1949. (Gordon Parks—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #IngridBergman #GordonParks
55 years ago this week from the February 21, 1964 feature: "WINTER IN VENICE—Snow, mist and high tide bring a haunting beauty." The 9 page spread was shot in beautiful color by the great photographer Carlo Bavagnoli. This image ran in the feature with the following caption: "The season closes somberly but tide and salt water keep the canals from freezing. On the Grand Canal, office-bound Venetians make a quick crossing by traghetto (ferry gondola) just below the Rialto Bridge. One of them adds a bright note to keep the drizzle off. (Carlo Bavagnoli—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #Venice #Italy
Snowfall in Paris, 1948. (Dmitri Kessel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #Paris #France #EiffelTower
Ballerina Edwina Seaver relaxing on her sofa at home with pet Siamese cat Ting Ling, 1940. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) .
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From an unpublished set of photos about flamenco dancers in Madrid, Spain, 1960. (Loomis Dean—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #FashionFriday #VintageFashion #Flamenco
American soldier kissing his English girlfriend on lawn in Hyde Park, one of the favorite haunts of US troops stationed in England in 1944. Happy Valentine's Day from the LIFE archive! (Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #ValentinesDay #TBT
From an unpublished story about afghan hounds by the great Nina Leen from 1945. (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #afghanhounds #dogsofinstagram
LIFE legend Elizabeth Taylor on horseback during filming of Reflections in a Golden Eye, 1967. (Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #ElizabethTaylor
60 years ago this week, from the February 16, 1959 feature: "CLEVER COMICS OF THE SEA—Dolphins And Whales Put On Great Show Of Brains And Tricks." This image opened the story with the following caption: "DOLPHIN QUARTET waits expectantly at pool's edge for fish, curved-back mouths making them look all smiles. These four were recently flown from Florida to California's Marineland in a 15-hour flight. They lost neither their dispositions nor their appetites on the trip. Shortly after arriving, they were romping about their pool, lining up for handouts." (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #Dolphins #dolphinsofinstagram
Couple relaxing on bank of Seine near Notre Dame Cathedral on a summer afternoon, June 1963 (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt). Signed, fine art prints are currently available of this image and more at a special discount for the month of February. Link in Profile. Be sure to mention #LIFEinsta to receive the discount.
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