Displaying 1 - 50 of 131 photos from 1955:

A man browses for books in the old Public library of Cincinnati. The building was demolished in 1955. Today an office building and a parking lot stand where it used to be.
What is now the fully developed Las Vegas strip, 1955.
A German Soldier from the "Homecoming of the ten thousand" unites with his Mother, 1955
The Old Cincinnati Library before being demolished, 1874-1955
Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955.
Walt Disney with the original Mickey Mouse Club lineup. 1955
Marilyn Monroe reading “Ulysses” by James Joyce, 1955.
The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955
Man looking for a book in “The old Cincinnati library”, built in 1874 and demolished in 1955.
A moment before happiness. Romania 1955.
Vasily Arkhipov. On 27 October 1962, by refusing to agree to the firing of a nuclear torpedo at a US warship during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he adverted nucler war (1955)
The mushroom cloud from an atomic test is seen from Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, 1955.
West Berlin policemen and East German Volkspolizei face off after a woman barely managed to cross the border between East and West Berlin, 1955.
Paper boys of The Daily Reflector as they get ready for the morning routes. Pitt County, North Carolina. December 10, 1955.
Princess Yvonne (13) and Prince Alexander (12) smoking and drinking on a yacht in Mallorca, 1955.
On this day in 1955, Albert Einstein died. This was his desk as he left it, photographed just hours after his death. Armed with his camera and a case of scotch (to open doors and loosen tongues), Life photographer Ralph Morse captured images that lay hidden away for 50 years.
A Khoekhoe tribesmen drinking from ostrich egg shells used as bottles in the Kalahari desert (South West Africa 1955)
Emmett Till's mother, Mamie, weeps as the body of her slain son arrives at a Chicago Rail Station, Sep. 1955
Discovery of a corpse in the Los Angeles river bed. 1955
A worker in bakery kitchen, decorating a Kransekake with miniature Norwegian flags, Norway circa 1955
Nationalist Chinese troops evacuate the Dachen Islands via the American Seventh Fleet. Operation King Kong, February 1955.
Trial of a landlord in North Vietnam, 1955
The Old Cincinnati Library. Opened in 1874, demolished in 1955.
The iconic photo of Marilyn seductively applying Chanel No. 5, New York, 1955.
Albert Einstein's office - just as the Nobel Prize-winning physicist left it - taken hours after Einstein died. Princeton, New Jersey, April 1955.
An African boy in a cage watched by two white girls. Belgian Congo (1955)
Forklift operator stacks pallets of Polio vaccine in an Indiana warehouse. These doses of the Salk vaccine were stockpiled in the tens of millions by manufacturers, awaiting final approval by the National Polio Foundation. April, 1955. Photographer Albert Fenn.
Dockworker in Belfast in 1955 (Photo: Bert Hardy)
What is now the fully developed Las Vegas strip, 1955.
Artists Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, 1955
Sister Mary Thomas (right), an administrator at St Elizabeth's Hospital, convinces another nun of the convenience of an electric scooter, circa 1955.
Caged African child in the Congo, 1955.
After a nuclear weapon test, Nevada, 1955. Burned up except for its face, this mannequin was 7,000 feet from the blast.
West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer with the mother of a German POW brought home in 1955 from the Soviet Union, due to Adenauer's visit to Moscow. Cologne/Bonn airport, 14/9/1955.
Iran 1955: (front, left to right): Queen Soraya Pahlavi, Princesses Ashraf, Shams, Fatemeh Pahlavi; (back; left to right) Princess Hamdamsaltaneh Pahlavi, Eva Karl (mother of Queen Soraya).
Einstein’s desk a day after his death. Photography by Ralph Morse,1955
Nurses on Hokkaido, Japan October 20th 1955
Queen Elizabeth with Yoruba Nigerian Students in the UK, 1955
Marilyn Monroe announces the formation of her film production company 'Marilyn Monroe Productions' (1955). On strike against 20th Century Fox, the announcement started her year long battle for creative freedoms and better pay in which she eventually emerged victorious.
Atomic bomb testing, Nevada, 1955
Morgan Freeman in US Air Force uniform, 1955.
Nike missiles at San Francisco Defense Area Site SF89 atop Mt. Sutro, circa 1955
Mao Zedong (center) meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama (inner right) and 10th Panchen Lama (inner left) to celebrate the Tibetan New Year, Beijing, 1955
Pianist Glenn Gould recording Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 1955. Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, 1955.
The wrecked remains of actor James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder - Cholame, California, USA - September 30, 1955
Florida's last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955
South Vietnamese National Army paratroopers surround Binh Xuyen rebels in front of Petrus Ky School on Cong Hoa Street during the Battle of Saigon on April 28, 1955.
Walt Disney, First Ever Disneyland Opening day, 17 June 1955
Piccadilly Circus at night, 1955.
Walt Disney, First Ever Disneyland Opening day, 17 June 1955
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