LIFE Magazine Launched 80 Years Ago. Here’s How It Covered History — TIME

The story that made the cover of the very first issue of LIFE Magazine—published on Nov. 23, 1936—was, the magazine’s editors admitted, perhaps surprising. The photo of Fort Peck Dam in Montana, by Margaret Bourke-White, was a stark and graphic image, accompanying a more human story about the people whose lives were changed by the…

via LIFE Magazine Launched 80 Years Ago. Here’s How It Covered History — TIME

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