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...

Growing Up Romney: Mitt’s Early World

The childhood narratives that inform the public’s perception of so many political figures — Abe Lincoln’s log cabin; George Washington’s cherry tree; JFK’s...

Kurt Cobain: The Reluctant Rock Star

On March 21, in commemoration of Kurt Cobain’s April 1994 death, LIFE Books is releasing a tribute volume, Remembering Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Later. The book —...