Photo Essays

Your Doctor Wants You to Smoke

Vintage propaganda is always fun, but old cigarette ads may be the most cringeworthy. The New York Public Library just opened "Not a Cough in the Car," an...

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...

The Child Tobacco Farmers of Kazakhstan

A new Human Rights Watch report shows that young workers have been exposed to high levels of nicotine, as child labor helps harvest from farms that supply a...

Photographer Spotlight: Martha Holmes

Martha Holmes (b. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 7, 1923) was on the staff of LIFE for five years in the 1940s and worked for three decades as a freelancer for the...