Photo Essays

The Death of an American Icon

On Sept. 18, Boeing announced that it plans to shutter the massive Long Beach, Calif. plant where it builds the C-17, the military’s workhorse cargo plane. The...

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...

Pakistan’s Struggle for Power

Muhammad Ali is a fixture on the streets of Lyari Town, a notoriously lawless part of Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. Ali has the Sisyphean task of...

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...