History through LIFE magazine covers
When the first issue of Life magazine appeared on the newsstands, the U.S. was in the midst of the Great Depression and the world was headed toward war. Each week during World War II the magazine brought the war home to Americans; it had photographers in all theaters of war, from the Pacific to Europe. The magazine was so iconic that it was imitated in enemy propaganda using contrasting images of Life and Death. In the 1960s the magazine was filled with color photos of movie stars, President John F. Kennedy and his family, the war in Vietnam, and the Apollo program. Typical of the magazine’s editorial focus was a long 1964 feature on actress Elizabeth Taylor and her relationship to actor Richard Burton. Reporter Richard Meryman Jr. traveled with Taylor to New York, California, and Paris. Life ran a 6,000-word first-person article on the screen star.
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History through LIFE magazine covers
Papua New Guinea and Miklhouho-Maclay
One of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, Papua New Guinea has more than 850 indigenous languages. In addition, at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under seven million. Also, one of the most rural, as only 18% of its people live in urban centers. The country is one of the world’s least explored, culturally and geographically. Besides, many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea. Exploration of the island, and the penetration of Europeans began only in the XIX century. Thus, the Russian researcher Nicholas Miklhouho-Maclay lived among the Papuans, a total of almost four years (in the 1870s and early 1880s).
As a little girl I admired everything about India, so mysterious for me, saw these rings, bracelets, necklaces, beads, sparkling dresses, these beautiful Bollywood actresses, each of them was like a fairy…. In fact, every country has and boasts distinctive traditions and customs. Meanwhile, the uniqueness of India is manifested in everything — in peculiarities, diversity and beauty that mark Indian jewelry. Traditionally, for the Indian woman jewelry is a kind of language communicated from the wearer to the viewer, along with speech and gestures. Such jewelry is a reserve of symbols, however the meaning of some of them – forgotten.
One person town Monowi
There are towns with population of 1 person, and while there’s at least 1 person living in it, it is not abandoned. Noteworthy, Monowi, Nebraska has a population of one person. And the only resident of this town – Elsie Eiler, 77 years old. Most of the town’s buildings are crumbling down, and as you can imagine, it’s very quiet and desolate place. In fact, the last event was the funeral of Elsie’s father, at the town church, fifty years ago.
Meanwhile, Elsie works at the tavern where she serves the coldest beer in town. Of course, she is the only employee and it’s the only beer in town. She serves the people passing through who decide to stop.
Serednikovo Ghost town in Russia
Located near Moscow, Serednikovo is a Ghost town and a deserted place. In fact, the abandoned place used for shooting several film scenes. In particular, for “Notes of Secret Office forwarder”, Russian film and TV series of 2011 in an adventurous genre of cape and sword. Directed and written by Oleg Ryaskov, the author of the screenplay on his novel “Notes of Secret Office forwarder”. Meanwhile, if you plan a trip to Moscow, this creepy ghost town will be a good chance to become frightened and terrified completely. Undoubtedly, some things will scare you to death, after visiting the prison and church, cemetery and a place of execution.
Fashion photos from the streets of Tokyo
According to the the street fashion, Tokyo shows so many different styles, cultures, and subcultures that it’s hard for even the most devoted fashion freak to keep up. Traditionally, each season those styles change, and subcultures come and go, brands – appear and die. In addition, there are hundreds of magazines devoted to Tokyo street and fashion photography. But magazines – published once a week or once a month. In a fast moving fashion mecca like Tokyo, trends may be gone by the time you read about them.
Meanwhile, the Website tokyofashion.com has a large gallery of fashion photographs to keep readers updated on what’s happening on the streets every day. In particular, the latest trends and trend-busters in Harajuku, Shibuya, and beyond.
Attitude is everything
John is the kind of guy you love to hate.
He is always in a good mood and always
has something positive to say.
When someone would ask him how
he was doing, he would reply,
‘If I were any better, I would be twins!’
He was a natural motivator.
If an employee was having a bad day,
John was there telling the employee
how to look on the positive side
of the situation.