Photo Essays

Angora: The Goat That Keeps On Giving

There’s something quietly audacious about sending one of the world’s finest photographers — in the midst of a world war — to document the lives of goats. But...

LIFE Rides With the Hells Angels, 1965

From Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to Scarface and Tony Soprano, outlaws have always held a singularly ambiguous place in America’s popular imagination: we fear...

Kurt Cobain: The Reluctant Rock Star

On March 21, in commemoration of Kurt Cobain’s April 1994 death, LIFE Books is releasing a tribute volume, Remembering Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later. The book —...

How to Save Elephants

In a bid last week to show his country’s commitment to curbing the multibillion-dollar-a-year illegal ivory trade, Chadian President Idriss Déby set aflame a...

LIFE Goes to a Cat Show, 1952

During National Cat Week in November 1952, Los Angeles hosted more than 300 felines and their owners from all over the country for America’s biggest cat show of...