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A Great Dane riding shotgun in a sports car in Hollywood, California - 1961. (Ralph Crane—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #greatdane #dogsofinstagram
Jazz musician and LIFE legend Fats Waller was born 115 years ago today, May 21, 1904 in New York, New York. He died in 1943 at the young age of 39 from pneumonia. Over 4000 people attended his funeral at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Many of his…
Jazz musician and LIFE legend Fats Waller was born 115 years ago today, May 21, 1904 in New York, New York. He died in 1943 at the young age of 39 from pneumonia. Over 4000 people attended his funeral at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Many of his songs are still popular and well known today such as "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Ain't Misbehavin." (Pix Inc.—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #FatsWaller #Jazz
65 years ago this week from the May 24, 1954 feature: BROOKLYN BRIDGE—71 YEARS YOUNG: The Roeblings engineering masterpiece, a marvel of its age, is now even better than new after four years of refurbishing. This image opened the story with the following…
65 years ago this week from the May 24, 1954 feature: "BROOKLYN BRIDGE—71 YEARS YOUNG: The Roeblings' engineering masterpiece, a marvel of its age, is now even better than new after four years of refurbishing." This image opened the story with the following caption: "Brooklyn Bridge is an aerial flight over New York's East River held by steel gossamers slung between tremendous stone Gothic towers. Here the 1,595-foot-long span is seen at dusk from the Brooklyn side against the brilliantly lighted towers of downtown Manhattan." (Andreas Feininger—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #BrooklynBridge
The exterior facade and parking lot of the Friendly Hills bowling alley in East Whittier, California, 1958. (Ralph Crane—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #vintagecolor #bowling #California
The exterior facade and parking lot of the Friendly Hills bowling alley in East Whittier, California, 1958. (Ralph Crane—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #vintagecolor #bowling #California
LIFE is celebrating INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY with this vintage shot of children at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in 1937. (Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #InternationalMuseumDay #AMNH @amnh
LIFE is celebrating INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY with this vintage shot of children at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in 1937. (Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #InternationalMuseumDay #AMNH @amnh
This image appeared on August 22, 1969 cover of LIFE - THAT YOUNG NEW YORK LOOK. Managing Editor Ralph Graves discussed the story in the Editors note, starting here: When Photographer Vernon Merritt started out to shoot the essay on the look of New York,…
This image appeared on August 22, 1969 cover of LIFE - "THAT YOUNG NEW YORK LOOK." Managing Editor Ralph Graves discussed the story in the Editors note, starting here: "When Photographer Vernon Merritt started out to shoot the essay on the look of New York, the terrain was not much more familiar to him than the moon's surface had been to Armstrong and Aldrin. But that's just what we wanted—a perceptive eye not clouded with the hangover of memories, a talent that could see for us the molecules that make this city different from any other." (Vernon Merritt III—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #fashionfriday #vintagefashion #NewYorkLook
LIFE legend Mamie Van Doren washing the whitewall tires on her Jaguar in Los Angeles, CA, 1954. (Loomis Dean—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #vintagecars #TBT
LIFE legend Mamie Van Doren washing the whitewall tires on her Jaguar in Los Angeles, CA, 1954. (Loomis Dean—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #vintagecars #TBT
A portrait of LIFE photographer Gjon Milis cat, Blackie, 1943. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #blackcats #catsofinstagram
LIFE legend Frank Sinatra relaxing at his home in Palm Springs, California with his dog Ringo in 1965. Sinatra died 21 years ago today on May 14, 1998. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #FrankSinatra
LIFE legend Frank Sinatra relaxing at his home in Palm Springs, California with his dog Ringo in 1965. Sinatra died 21 years ago today on May 14, 1998. (John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #FrankSinatra
70 years ago this week from the May 16, 1949 fashion feature: ADHESIVE BRAS: They Employ No Wires Or Straps. According to LIFE, For 5,000 years clothes have been draped, tied, buttoned, pinned and buckled on the human form. This year, for the first time…
70 years ago this week from the May 16, 1949 fashion feature: "ADHESIVE BRAS: They Employ No Wires Or Straps." According to LIFE, "For 5,000 years clothes have been draped, tied, buttoned, pinned and buckled on the human form. This year, for the first time in history, they will be glued on. Charles L. Langs, a Detroit industrialist, has invented a new kind of bra consisting simply of two cloth cups." This image opened the story and features the first public appearance of "Poses" at New York's Jones Beach. (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #vintagefashion
LIFE legend Judy Garland with her daughter Liza Minnelli in 1946. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! (Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #MothersDay
LIFE legend Judy Garland with her daughter Liza Minnelli in 1946. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! (Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #MothersDay
LIFE legend Salvador Dali was born 115 years ago today on May 11, 1904 in Catalonia, Spain. The influential surrealist painter is pictured here in 1945. According to LIFE, An excitable Spanish artist, now scorned by his fellow surrealists, has succeeded…
LIFE legend Salvador Dali was born 115 years ago today on May 11, 1904 in Catalonia, Spain. The influential surrealist painter is pictured here in 1945. According to LIFE, "An excitable Spanish artist, now scorned by his fellow surrealists, has succeeded in making deliberate lunacy a paying proposition." (Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #SalvadorDali #Surrealism