Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesdays Tomes: Life Magazine (featuring the May 31, 1948 issue)



Tuesdays Tomes is a weekly book review of vintage books available free on-line. Today is something a little different: Life Magazine free on-line.

Today is Israel's Independence Day so I'm featuring the May 31, 1948 issue of Life Magazine-with that historic photo of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. (page 19)

Of course, there's lots more in the magazine: from joy (Shirley Temple showing off her new baby, page 34) to sadness (Boys Town buries Father Flanagan, page 30). You'll just love the ads too!

Just click here and be transported back to May, 1948. For a history trip or a nostalgic visit to the Life Magazines you remember , click here for a scroll bar linking you to every Life Magazine! The bar is broken up at 5 year intervals so just click on the time you want and there will be all the Life Magazines for those 5 years. Enjoy and thank Google and Google Books for this fun read.

2 comments:

Muddling Through said...

Thank you for that, Miri! As Israel returned to being a nation, so she continues - a miracle against all odds.

P. said...

That is really a cool link, Miri. So interesting to go back and read about history in the making. Thanks.