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...

LIFE Shoots Old-School College Hoops

The college experience — the fads; the controversies; the ever-changing expectations of students, parents and faculty members; and especially the sports — that...

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...

LIFE Goes to a County Fair, 1938

There’s a certain vibe to a state or county fair that simply doesn’t exist anywhere else. The sights, sounds and — of course — the smells (grass crushed by...