Photo Essays

Tough Guys: Faces of the NFL, 1938

In the fall of 1938, in the midst of the Great Depression, LIFE magazine published a feature on professional football titled, “Beefy Bruisers Make It Rival...

What Longevity Looked Like in the 1950s

The question of how to live a long life is not a new one — and, as TIME explores in the new issue, the answer is constantly evolving. When the magazine took a...

Meet America’s Young Fight League Kids

Miikka Pirinen’s photographs provoke strong reactions every time they’re seen. “People often think that these kids have been forced to fight,” the Finnish...

LIFE at the First Super Bowl: Rare Photos

Sports fans are notoriously contrary, and it would be tough to find any two of them — even two supporters of the same team — who could agree on everything having...