Alfred Eisenstadt’s famous photo – sailor kiss
ing the nurse in Times Square on VJ Day in 1945
Google and Life Inc. are digitizing LIFE Magazine’s entire run: over 1,860 issues, covering the years from 1936 to 1972, to bring them on Google Books. “Most of us are familiar with the term “American Century,” but chances’re few of us have been able to read Henry Luce’s defining editorial in its original context, a 1941 issue of LIFE[…],” announced. Hop on over to Google Books where you can browse all available issues of LIFE. Or try out Thumbnail View to see the layout of all the pages in the magazine.