The Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning from its very first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published by Time Inc., the magazine has featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations.
The cover-to-cover format means each issue is presented in its entirety, including the front and back covers as well as all articles, photographs, and advertisements contained in the original publication. Everything has been indexed with relevant subject terms to ensure that researchers and readers can quickly and accurately find what they are looking for. The Life Magazine Archive is valuable to a wide variety of researchers interested in 20th- century events, politics, and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, photography, and popular culture.