We’ve debunked it before, but this photo just won’t go away. The 1948 picture above doesn’t show Albert Einstein with his therapist. The guy Einstein’s meeting with is Cord Meyer, Jr., president of the United World Federalists. Meyer, a CIA operative, was merely discussing world politics with the famed scientist.
"EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT SHELTERS" proclaimed Life magazine in its January 12, 1962 issue.
It's amazing that even during events as harrowing as the D-Day invasion, there are photographers willing to enter the fray and make a visual record of what went down. Time brings us the story of how photographs of that historic battle were almost completely lost in an error almost any of us can relate to.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Anzio, LIFE has published a series of previously unseen photos chronicling the gruesome stalemate and lethal violence that characterized the operation.
For the weekend: vintage science art from the backs of books in LIFE Magazine's Science Library, published throughout the 1960s by Time Inc. See also: this set of minimalist science posters by graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai, also featured in the magazine's 60s Science Library.
Feast your eyes on the artistic musings of graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai. Featured below: "The Mind," "Growth," and "The Cell," three posters in a series of science-themed prints featured in LIFE Magazine's Science Library during the 1960s. See more of Nagai's work here.
Almost 100 years ago, in the year 1912, Harry Grant Dart illustrated for Life magazine what the World Series of the future might look like. If you look closely, you'll notice that the scoreboard shows New York is squaring off against London, as it was common for sports fans of the time to imagine that one day the…
The dawn of the Automobile Age made a lot of people wonder what would come of the horse. In the year 1900 author John Elfreth Watkins even predicted the complete eradication of all animals, aside from the few that we might keep in zoos. Some thought a new era of machines would quickly make animal labor inferior and…
These diagrams from the March 2, 1942 issue of Life detailed the Nazi invasion of America shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Check out such alternate reality battles like the bombing of Detroit and invasion of Norfolk, Virginia.
Advancing technology is always cool—but it sure isn't always pretty. LIFE brings us a gallery of scientific scenes that remind us that science isn't always so scientific in appearance. From dangling cats to puffed cheeks, progress is wacky.
What exactly is happening in this 1947 issue of Life magazine? Did a swarm of the undead stumble into Grandpa Clovis' 70th birthday? Is this how Charlton Heston's family celebrated Thanksgiving? Is this an artifact from a far-off, genteel post-apocalypse?
In 1943, Life ran a story about the Kitchen of Tomorrow exhibit presented in Toledo, Ohio. In retrospect, they may have gotten it wrong.
The July 16, 1943 Morning Herald (Uniontown, PA) ran this piece about the kitchen of the future, complete with built-in pots and pans. The kitchen was designed by the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass company, which may be the same company that imagined the glass house of the year 2008.
From the recently-posted Life magazine archives comes photographic evidence of a pistol-packing robot that predated Michael Crichton’s Westworld and Yul Brynner’s Gunslinger by some 13 years. We've got more pictures after the jump. Alas, the archives don’t tell us much more than that the robot was built by Robert…
This image, from a 1911 issue of Life magazine, was drawn by Harry Grant Dart and features the farcical technologies of the future. To see pre-R.U.R. images of personal, robotic servants is extremely rare. Dart never ceases to amaze with his tremendous wit, vivid imagination and biting social/technological commentary.
A common fear of the future is that life will become much too hectic. This idea is commonly portrayed in cartoons such as the one above, which ran in the June 4, 1903 edition of Life Magazine. The caption reads, "Mr. A. Merger Hogg is taking a few days' much-needed rest at his country home."