Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Most Iconic Photos from the 40's, 50's & 60's

Here now are some of the most iconic photos from the 40's, 50's and 60's that left an indelible mark for humanity



World's Most Famous Blonde

The indelible image of Marilyn Monroe smiling as her skirt blows from a blast from the subway vent was shot during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. 

Though it is now etched as an iconic photograph, at the time it infuriated her then husband, Joe DiMaggio, and the couple divorced shortly after.


Battle of Iwo Jima

A Pulitzer prize winning photo, this image by Joe Rosenthal shows U.S Marines patriotically raising the flag on top of Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WW2. 

Half of the men depicted in the picture died in battle.


World's First Computer

The images of the first computer debuted in February 1946 when the device comprised 18,000 vacuum tubes, many wires and 170,000 watts of power and filled a 1,500 square foot room.

First 3D Film, 1952

Snapped for LIFE magazine, this December 1952 photograph shows the advancement in cinematic technology with American audiences enjoying the opening night of the first full-length American 3-D feature film, Bwana Devil.

Albert Einstein With His Tongue Out, 1951

Arthur Sasse was a lucky man to have captured such a genius in a moment of pure silliness. The picture was snapped during Einstein’s 72nd birthday, where the mastermind, tired of smiling for the cameras, gave this insightful pose instead.

Burning Monk, 1963

Malcolm W. Browne captured this image of the Vietnamese monk, Thich Quang Duc, who set himself on fire to protest the Diem regime’s ruthless persecution of Buddhists. The image, needless to say, captured the “hearts and minds” of millions world-over.


Guerrillero Heroico, 1960
Che Guevara



“Guerrillero Heroico” or “Heroic Guerrilla Fighter” is one of the most popular and stylized pictures of all time. 

Taken by Alberto Korda on March 5, the image is of the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara at a memorial service for victims of La Coubre explosion. 

It is often considered as the most famous image in the world and certainly lionized Guevara’s person as it is the most reproduced image in photography.


One Small Step for Man
A Giant Leap for Mankind

Neil “That’s one small step for man” Armstrong snapped this image of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin during their jaunt on the moon. 

The image became a symbol of American innovation and dedication and one of the lasting iconic photos of the 1960s.



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