Photo Essays

See How Ebola Drugs Grow In Tobacco Leaves

It would be an understatement to call ZMapp a “sought after” drug. Ever since it brough tback two Ebola-infected aid workers from the brink of death, demand for...

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...

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...

In a Country of Chaos

Post-Saddam Iraq is a place where children play on tanks with live ammunition, city water is often unsafe and surgeons sometimes have to operate by the light of...

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...