Photo Essays

The Great Pit Bull Makeover

The Pit bull may be America’s most-reviled dog. An aggressive reputation and association with dogfighting have made pits one of the least adopted and most...

LIFE Inside a ‘Genius School,’ 1948

The phrase “genius school” has been tossed around quite a bit over the past year or so, after Cornell University won an international contest to create a...

Raid on a Polygamist Town: Arizona, 1953

Just before dawn on July 26, 1953, Arizona law enforcement launched what has since become known as the Short Creek raid: the arrest of men and women in an...