Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Welcome to Life

Congratulations dearest Monica and welcome lovely Lucia Isabella!  I’m Chic ‘n Cheap Living, a native New Yorker and lover of art and inspiration in any form.  Monica is the one that told me art can come in any form – fashion, photography, etc.  

I hope you enjoy my musings on one of my favorite art forms - a classic magazine and it's timeless pictures.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  This was probably a key reason why Life magazine, an American all-photographic magazine was so popular for 40 years; Winston Churchill and Harry Truman even serialized their memoirs in its pages. I loved flipping through the pages of Life because it was a glimpse into history.

Life magazine not only captured the experiences and moments of famous contributors, it also depicted the lives of ordinary citizens as they lived through a few Great Wars, cultural revolutions, political divides, and well, just plain life.

Here are a few famous images from their pages:

…a long-awaited reunion between lovers

...a breakthrough musical group relaxing and having some fun away from the crowds

...girls running through their Saturday morning routines

...achieving a dream and savoring a private moment

...making history and having a grand time

Which Life magazine shot touches you most?

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Kristin said...

Yay! One of my favorite ladies! Looooooove that shot of Audrey!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for having me dear! Much love to you and the family!

Tanvi said...

Absolutey love that last shot!!! :)

The Zhush said...

The pool shot of the Beatles..never saw this before, so great!

Elizabeth said...

Monica, I'm belatedly checking out your weeks of guest posts from your blogging maternity leave. Such a fantastic collection of bloggers!