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Behind the Picture: ‘The American Way’ and the Flood of ’37

In 1937 LIFE published a photograph that, for generations, has been the image of the Great Depression: an economic cataclysm distilled in one frame. But the story behind the picture tells a different, and more fascinating, tale.

LIFE at Lascaux: First Color Photos From Another World

Sudden Death in Vietnam: ‘One Ride With Yankee Papa 13’

Ingrid Bergman: How a Photograph Never Made Led to Her Most Memorable Portrait

See Photos From Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s Wedding Day


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Terror at the Olympics: Munich, 1972

LIFE.com presents photos that capture the fear and tension that defined those 21 hours.

The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS

The Day Albert Einstein Died: A Photographer’s Story

Unpublished Photos Show Arthur Ashe Making Tennis History

How the Fashions of the 1960s Reflected Social Change