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Writing about the Ambassador, the art critic Robert Melville said it was “the most daring and enterprising trade journal ever conceived … No other magazine … has so consistently and brilliantly demonstrated the relevance of works of art to the problems of industrial design”. Here: Shelagh Wilson, Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1951. (Photo by Elsbeth Juda Archive/Victoria and Albert Museum)

“Grit and Glamour”, a retrospective of the late British photographer Elsbeth Juda, who fled Nazi occupation and came to England in 1933, is at the Jewish Museum, in London, until July 1, 2018. Here: Shelagh Wilson, Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1951. (Photo by Elsbeth Juda Archive/Victoria and Albert Museum)
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31 Mar 2018 00:05:00
To draw the public's attention to a new line of bathing suits, a Tokyo department store used live models to show off the suits on June 5, 1950. The rain didn't bother the curious, and both the girls and the crowd seemed to like the idea of staring at each other through the glass. (Photo by AP Photo via The Atlantic)

To draw the public's attention to a new line of bathing suits, a Tokyo department store used live models to show off the suits on June 5, 1950. The rain didn't bother the curious, and both the girls and the crowd seemed to like the idea of staring at each other through the glass. (Photo by AP Photo via The Atlantic)
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14 Mar 2014 09:20:00
1936:  Lucie Clayton instructs pupils in the art of correct posture by balancing a glass and book on their heads at her finishing school

Lucie Clayton instructs pupils in the art of correct posture by balancing a glass and book on their heads at her finishing school in Old Cavendish Street, London. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 25th November 1936
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06 Sep 2011 12:06:00
His wife, daughter, granddaughter and friends have their last earthly visit with a villager. (Photo by W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures)

“Originally published in the April 9, 1951, issue of LIFE magazine, W. Eugene Smith’s photo essay, «Spanish Village», has been lauded for more than six decades as the most moving photographic portrait ever made of daily life in rural Spain during the rule of dictator Francisco Franco”. – Time & Life Pictures. Photo: His wife, daughter, granddaughter and friends have their last earthly visit with a villager. (Photo by W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures)
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30 Apr 2013 10:11:00
Model Alba Carrillo attends Glamour beauty awards 2012 at Pacha Club

Model Alba Carrillo attends “Glamour” beauty awards 2012 at Pacha Club on March 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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15 Mar 2012 13:39:00
Untitled. (Patric Shaw)

Untitled. (Photo by Patric Shaw)

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24 Nov 2012 11:32:00
Men stroll past roadside vendors as a painted truck makes its way through the busy street in Kabul, Afghanistan, November, 1961. (Photo by Henry S. Bradsher/AP Photo via The Atlantic)

Men stroll past roadside vendors as a painted truck makes its way through the busy street in Kabul, Afghanistan, November, 1961. (Photo by Henry S. Bradsher/AP Photo via The Atlantic)
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03 Jul 2013 11:04:00
Dorothy Bradley (left), photographed for LIFE magazine article on obesity, 1949. (Photo by Martha Holmes/Time & Life Pictures)

“The most serious health problem in the U.S. today is obesity.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? But that pronouncement about obesity’s primacy in the hierarchy of national health problems is not new. Rather, it’s the opening line to a remarkable article published 60 years ago in LIFE magazine. This photographs made by Martha Holmes to illustrate that March 1954 article, titled “The Plague of Overweight.” Photo: Dorothy Bradley (left), photographed for LIFE magazine article on obesity, 1949. (Photo by Martha Holmes/Time & Life Pictures)
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11 Apr 2013 11:42:00