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The Art of Photographing a Famous Pig
The Art of Photographing a Famous Pig
A LIFE photographer recalls a photo shoot with a famous pig -- and coming away impressed by the creature's willingness to please.
George Washington Was ?the First Fascist,? and Other American Nazi Drivel
George Washington Was ?the First Fascist,? and Other American Nazi Drivel
A 1937 photograph of American Nazis proudly marching beneath swastika flags is a reminder that well into the late 1930s, many Americans were fervent supporters of the Third Reich.
Scotland: Vintage Photos From a Unique Northern Land
Scotland: Vintage Photos From a Unique Northern Land
Photos of Scots and Scotland in the middle part of the 20th century.
?Addams Family? Hopefuls: Photos From Auditions for a Classic TV Show
?Addams Family? Hopefuls: Photos From Auditions for a Classic TV Show
On the 50th anniversary of the debut of the original 'Addams Family' TV series, LIFE.com takes a look back at auditions for the classic show.
Tough Guys: Faces of the NFL, 1938
Tough Guys: Faces of the NFL, 1938
Portraits of pro football players in 1938, when the biggest sports in the U.S. were baseball, boxing and horse racing and the NFL barely registered on most fans' radar.
?This Wine Is Fine': Five Different Gestures, One Simple Meaning
?This Wine Is Fine': Five Different Gestures, One Simple Meaning
When off on your travels, please take note: across cultures, there are many, many different ways to signal the same idea or emotion with a distinct gesture.
This Battery-Powered Prosthetic Arm Was a Postwar Tech Marvel
This Battery-Powered Prosthetic Arm Was a Postwar Tech Marvel
Photos of a postwar artificial arm and hand that ran on battery power, and was controlled by switches operated by the amputee's foot, 1950.
The Rooster vs. the Logo: A Judgment Call to Crow About
The Rooster vs. the Logo: A Judgment Call to Crow About
Behold: the only cover among the thousands published by the venerable weekly, across five decades, that did not feature the red-and-white LIFE logo in the upper left-hand corner.
In Limbo Between War and Peace: A Vietnam Veteran Comes Home
In Limbo Between War and Peace: A Vietnam Veteran Comes Home
In the spring of 1971, LIFE magazine published a profile of a 21-year-old Vietnam vet facing the troubles endured by countless veterans through the years: the doubts; the troubled sleep; the anger; the longing for normalcy.
How to Fool a Racist Mob: Lesson One
How to Fool a Racist Mob: Lesson One
LIFE photographer Joe Scherschel discusses how he tricked a mob of racists in 1956 Texas into believing that he was handing over the film he shot of them behaving like lawless clowns.

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