Today in History: First Issue of LIFE in 1936

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Today in History: First Issue of LIFE

On this day in 1936, the first issue of the weekly pictorial magazine LIFE was published. LIFE had actually existed as a general interest and humor publication prior to 1936 when it was bought by Time founder Henry Luce, solely for acquiring the rights to the magazine’s name. With the shift of ownership came a shift of emphasis on photojournalism. LIFE allowed its audience to “look” at a photographic display of the world. Its picture-heavy content captured the personal and the public. Its popularity started to suffer when television became the main means of communication in the late 1960s. LIFE was published weekly until 1972 and resumed as a monthly between 1978 and 2002.

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