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The Day Albert Einstein Died: A Photographer’s Story

Pictures from a spring day in 1955, when photographer Ralph Morse raced around New Jersey in search of the late, great Albert Einstein.

LIFE Covers: The War in Vietnam

LIFE in the Aleutians: Rare Photos From World War II’s Forgotten Front

‘The Luckiest Generation’: LIFE With Teenagers in 1950s America

See How Children Reacted to One of the First Sex-Ed Films Ever Shown


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Hitler at 50: Color Photos From a Despot’s Garish Birthday Bash

Rare color pictures from the over-the-top celebrations that marked Hitler's 50th birthday (April 20, 1939), as well as some of the obscenely gaudy gifts bestowed on the German leader by his peers and sycophants.

Behind the Picture: Joseph Goebbels Glares at the Camera, Geneva, 1933

The Undying Conspiracy of John Wilkes Booth’s Body

Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week’s Toll, June 1969

Striptease Superstar: Rare and Classic Photos of Gypsy Rose Lee