I discovered these photographs while looking through LIFE magazine archives, and was struck by how bizarre they are, but more fascinating is how they seem to forecast pop culture's fascination with animals being cute in human ways. In the early 1940s, LIFE reported on a story whereby a woman had adopted an orphaned baby squirrel
Ruth Orkin has become most famous for her photograph American Girl in Italy (the first in the American Girl series). The unstaged photo depicts Orkin's young room mate, Jinx Allen walking down the street in Florence. The photo has come to stand as a symbol for the way in which women experience public space.
For your consideration, here is a selection of photos that capture emotional relationships between animals and soldiers.
These photos were taken in the late 1800's and capture the infancy of American Baseball. The Philadelphia A's (Athletics) are featured in a series of action poses, and considering the time period, they are relatively groundbreaking.
Born into Nazi Germany in 1938, Christa Päffgen's early life was riddled with chaos. Her father died during WWII and at 13, Christa left school to begin working in downtown Berlin as a seamstress, and later in an upscale lingerie shop. When she was 15, Christa was 'discovered' by Herbert Tobias, an established photographer, while working at a fashion show.
A major chapter in the evolution of modern day Canada is the building of our transnational railway. Along with this new network to connect the nation, a series of luxury hotels were opened by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to motivate and accommodate vacationing.