April 08, 2004
War in Pictures

We're working on a Henry Luce documentary here at work so I've been looking at a lot of Time and Life photos. Convienently enough, both magazines have their entire collections online and Life covers are searchable by keyword. Check out the results for Vietnam. This produces a quite amazing document (about 50 covers), taken as a whole. It shows the entire progression of America's feelings about the war.

Posted by hirmes at April 08, 2004 01:47 PM

This one I find especially creepy because of the obvious connections to Camp X-Ray.

Posted by: hirmes on April 8, 2004 01:48 PM

You should check out Larry Burrows's vietnam work -- he was the first one to shoot good color over there. Life ran 10 pages or so in... 64? 65?

also, Luce's Fortune is neglected in talking about Time Inc.'s photo history.

Posted by: dbrown on April 8, 2004 02:32 PM
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