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Life Magazine January 
                    1, 1940Life Magazine January 1, 1940: Cover - Queen Elizabeth in gown, a very attractive series of photos of this fine lady.

Neat photos and good article about the sinking of the SS Columbus, a German merchant ship, rescued by U.S.S. Tuscaloosa. Christmas in Rockefeller center, this is a vertical photo showing Christmas tree and lighted building at night. New Governor of Kentucky - Keen Johnson. Douglas Fairbanks widow. Southern Moonshine stills - photos of still being captured and wrecked in woods south of Atlanta, Georgia, Internal Revenue Bureau, includes photos of wall of shady looking mug shots. England at war - Life goes on in the dark - photo essay. Joe Martin - close-up, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and a happy looking politician. Safety glass that bends, with Dr. G. B. Watkins of Libbey-Owens-Ford. Dallas debut. Artist records Coast Guard's Iceberg Patrol - Aldis B. Browne II. Great full color full-page International Trucks ad with the most excellent red COAL dump truck. The Primitive painting of Angelo di Benedetto of Haiti, he stayed with Doc Reser. Cool photos of the Norwegian tanker Jaguar that broke in half. 1.0
Very Good - $48 buy now
Fair (All Good, but the logo LIFE on cover is outlined in pen) - $32 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine January 8, 1940Life Magazine January 8, 1940 : Cover - Bowdoin Houseparty.

E. Harold Pottle, Jr. and Dee Ohlrogge in a sleigh, both from Glen Ridge, New Jersey. America's shipment of planes to Allies may decide outcome of war - article includes statistics for plane types and destinations. 3,000 Studebaker trucks purchased by France wait in New York Foreign trade zone on Staten Island. Patricia Plunkett becomes No. 1 debutante of 1940, great full page photo - you will wish she was your relative, so pretty. Life's photographer sweeps mines on British trawler in north sea. Gruesome story in photos of a poor steer going to slaughter, being slaughtered, finally being eaten. Four generations of Roosevelts celebrate Christmas at the White House. Photo essay - Political follies of 1940. Wartime Germany - close-up. Badminton with Don Vaughan Jr and Norma Junek. Buddhism - study of its history takes Quentin Roosevelt to Tibet. New Phonography records help women fight hips, this is the equivalent of today's weight loss videos. Movie - Of Mice and Men. William Steig portrays states of mind with cartoons. Pictures by Magic lantern artist. A houseparty at Bowdoin College at Brunswick, Maine, including photos of Horace Thomas, Theta Delta Chi house, Janice Donavan, Gerald W. Blakeley Jr. and others - pretty formal compared to today.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but the left edge of the cover is a bit darkened or soiled) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine January 
                    15, 1940Life Magazine January 15, 1940 : Cover - Best Basketballer, Ralph Vaugh of Southern California with Tom McGarvin.

Curious full page Air Transport Association ad with shadow of a plane passing over cattle herd in winter. Lung cancer city - series of photos showing St. Louis blacked out with air pollution. Half page, three photo Sal Hepatica laxative ad with two skiers. Torpedoed British freighter goes down into the Atlantic (photos taken from German U-boat) - most astonishing ship sinking photo I've seen in LIFE. Vivien Leigh sued by husband for divorce. 19 die in Minneapolis fire - Marlborough Hotel - amazing photos of everything coated in ice. WPA starts measuring 100,000 women to get standard dress sizes, women in their underwear. Major Eliot reports on the Russian campaign, maps of the campaign against Finland. One of those charming full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Donna Dae in bright hat and cuffs. British contraband control system seeks to strangle Germany. Photo essay - the Inland Waterway from New York to Miami on the "Do-Ho." US is the World's chief diamond buyer - Science. Smoke blacks out St. Louis. Life goes to a Bingo party in Lowell, Massachusetts, includes photos of Catherine Pelletier, Charles A. Carey, Marie Rita Homes, Helen Wormall, O.J. Beauregard.
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Life Magazine January 
                    22, 1940Life Magazine January 22, 1940 : Cover - Dutch East Indians, Bali village of Bederlu near Denpasar.

Finns prove themselves the best winter soldiers in the world - multiple pages of photos and text about Finland and some of the defeated Russian soldiers. Washington's young Polio victims receive Mrs. Roosevelt, photo includes Dolores Francis and Eugene Corrado. New Waterways carry Russo-German trade. Photo essay - the Dutch East Indies. Close-up - the Hepburns of Hartford. Movie - the Grapes of Wrath. Pockets for no purpose are fashion's newest decorating. Winter vacation map : snow country and sun country. Wisconsin farm school trains rural leaders - University of Wisconsin, Madison. Pictures - how Venice, California sells itself. A swimming party at Hotel St. George in Brooklyn. Nice color Coca-Cola ad on back cover with pilot. Unusual full page color Kool Cigarettes ad with skiing penguin.
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Life Magazine January 
                    29, 1940Life Magazine January 29, 1940 : Cover - Lana Turner walking her dog down steps with a very model-like pose.

Quite a great two page photo of earth's moon. Earl Long's political campaign in Louisiana, brother of the disastrous Huey Long. War's first Christmas. Earthquake in Turkey buries 50,000. Hero of British submarine 65, the Salmon, Edward Oscar Bickford. Cool full page color International Truck ad with Red semi truck and Edson Smith and Frank Steed. Carttons by James Thurber about the Male Animal. Flying Alligators. G-men arrest 17 men for plotting revolution. Paul McNutt. War in Winter - Russo-Finnish war - photo essay, lots of great photos including naked men coming out of sauna, ski patrol near Rovaniemi, Finland. Rug Hooking revived, including the accomplished Marian Stoll, Mrs. Horace Sloan, Mrs. Harry King of Beebe, Arkansas. Yale Chess team. Chessmen are art - the most beautiful and unusual chess pieces I've ever seen. Vincent Astor in Bermuda. Bicycle racer Cecil Yates on back cover ad for Camel Cigarettes.
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Life 
                    Magazine February 5, 1940Life Magazine February 5, 1940 : Cover - Awesome photo of Swedish Army pilots.

Americans get hot under the collar as British keep seizing US Mail, the Neutrality act interrupts normal sailing routes for international mail deliveries. Full page Listerine tooth paste ad with a radiant Susann Shaw. Wild photo of the Southern Railway's Memphis Special train covered with ice by the worst blizzard ever. German bomber sinks unarmed fishing trawler. Borah's Funeral train. Arizona hunters shoot 55 buffalo. Lenin lies for first entombed portrait. St. John's - Annapolis Maryland. John Roukema from Holland is champion Skater, great photos. Frick and Frack from Switzerland are top US Skating comedians. Swiss family Robinson - movie. Brackman's quiet nudes. Brassieres, Bras - Upping of Bosom line increases brassiere sales to $50,000,000. Architects Ball in Chicago, a humorous event with lots of zany costumes including Maxine de Diego, William Welsh, Geroge W. Terp Jr, Ken Krebs. Close-up - Mrs. Roosevelt. Nobel Laureate, Dr. Ernest Orlando Lawrence of California wins nobel prize with his Atom-busting cyclotron. Crazy half page Spirella ad for bra and girdle.
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- $42 buy now
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Fair (Generally Good, but cover is noticeably foxed) - $10 buy now

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Life 
                    Magazine February 12, 1940Life Magazine February 12, 1940 : Cover - Orchid Valentine on the head of Marion Whitney.

Wonderful photo collection of prettiest school teachers, including (among many) Jennie Parone, Helen Mordoff, Helen Froelich, Marguerite Loehr, Margaret Seixas, Mayre Midgard, Florence Dyste, Ada May Roe, Margery Piersol, Jane De Boer, Grace Guerin, Edith Korsch. Mickey Rooney steals the show at President's Birthday Ball. British planes photograph Nazi Air bases, including aerial photos of Langenhagen, Harburg, Wilhelmshaven, Sylt. Second battle of Suomussalmi, Finland, a really fine bunch of photos of war in the winter and death in the winter. Sinking of the "Courageous." Photo essay - Spain rebuilding. Bobsleds go 60 MPH down Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Curt Stevens and Bill d'Amico. Yale school of the Fine Arts. Sentimental valentines. Roller skating party at Chicago's Riverview Rink. Wonderful and charming full page color Chesterfield ad with valentine's theme. Nice color ad of Yellow Oldsmobile, full page. Diver Helen Crlenkovich, champion diver at championships in Argentina. Full page color Nash car ad with green car and skis and poles in snow bank by car, skiers in background. Nude models before art class at Yale. Awesome full page color Whitman's chocolates ad with Valentine theme. Norma June Bowden leaps from 12 feet up into arms of Harold Gibson, instructor. Neat half page Life savers ad with woman wearing a heart, very much like the "Heart of Salida" poster popular in the 2Neat home town.
Good - $20 buy now
Fair
(All Good, nice, but cover is mildly foxed) - $9 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but has a minor water mark in the margin) - $9 buy now

Life Magazine February 
                    19, 1940Life Magazine February 19, 1940 : Cover : King Carol of Rumania and heir Mihai (Romania).

Francis Biddle, New Solicitor General, passes painting of himself on way to work. Charming full page color General Electric RAdio ad with daughter comforting mother "Don't Cry Mother ... It's only a program!" An extraordinary series (extraordinarily funny) explaining how candidate Taft pretended to catch a sailfish. British retrieve transport plane down in African River jungle, the Corsair. Worst ice in south's history chokes Mississippi river, photos from Butler's Landing (Arkansas), Caruthersville (Maryland), Helena (Arkansas), Natchez (Mississippi) and more.. Multiple births get off to big start in 1940 - Short quadruplets of Nauvoo, Alabama; Badgett quadruplets of Galveston, Texas; plus calves, foals and lambs. Truck falls 200 feet off Southern Boulevard viaduct bridge into Normans Kill Creek near Albany, New York. Herbert Hoover rallies US aid for Finns. Confucius Say … Americans go crazy over Chinese Philosopher, including politically incorrect photo of Chinese chasing Walter Winchell with knives. Photo essay - Romania. Debutante Gene Tierney. Gjon Mili photographs ballet dancers at high speed. Bowling. Skiing in New Hampshire, incl. photo of Hannes Schneider teaching and Cranmore mountain skimobile.
Very Good
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Life 
                    Magazine February 26, 1940Life Magazine February 26, 1940 : Cover - Josephine Powell, car hop at Sivils' drive-in restaurant in Houston.

Neat series of photos of Hockey goalie Dave Kerr, New York Rangers. Odd piece about Youth Congress protesting the war, but lodging in army barracks. Mrs. Worthington Scranton. Finnish town hides in the woods to get away from Russian bombers - Tammisaari, Finland. First porpoise born in Captivity is recorded at Marineland, the whole birth. Glamorous full page color International Trucks ad with flat bed truck carrying huge pipe section at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1930s - Depression era photo essay. Gargantua - movie, includes the wild subtitle "World's most successful animal lives for one purpose : murder." Somewhat horrific half page Spencer Corsets ad with ugly bulges. Koussevitzky conductor. Human infants studied - neat article! Finnish festival in Minnesota, Laskiainene held at Toivola, photos include Milma Lappala, Edward Nelimark, Bertha Niskanen, Everett Wick, Matt and Hilda Lahti and more. Amazing photos of Marion Duncan's car crushed by falling boards, Salisbury, Maryland. Richard Jaeckel falls 10 stories, lands on canopy of his apartment house at street level and is OK, NYC. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with U.S. Antarctic expedition and sled dogs, Richard Moulton.
Very Good - $45 buy now
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Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge is scuffed) - $17 buy now

Life Magazine 
                    March 4, 1940Life Magazine March 4, 1940 : Cover - Anita Colby with a huge sailor hat.

Soccer goalie bites the dust in Buenos Aires, Argentina championship. Unusual full page color Ford car ad with car merging uphill onto bridge. Thomas E. Dewey, presidential candidate, tours the west. One of those classic LIFE photos, soccer goalie Jose Molina literally biting the dust. British destroyer rescues seamen from German Prison ship in Jösing Fiord, Norway. Home front acclaims men of 'Ajax ' and 'Exeter. ' Smeltania fishermen build city on ice, ice fishing on Lake Charlevoix, Michigan. Photo essay - Miami and Miami beach, some color and including curious cold-wave beach fashion of swimming suit bottom and fur coat top. War adventure - the voyage of the City of Flint. Harvard scientists measure 'The angel ' - anthropology. Fancy two page Pullman railroad car ad. New Santa Fe fast freight train runs Chicago - Kansas City overnight with J.W. Davis, John Mann, William A. Ellis. Harold Lloyd's Hobbyhorse craze. Jarmila Novotna, new opera star. Amazing, chilling series of photos of Burmese priestess and King Cobra. Town meeting at Pelham, Massachusetts. Nice Studebaker ad, color with yellow car and windmill.
Very Good - $27 buy now
Good - $17 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover is faintly marked and with scuffed corner tip) - $10 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    11, 1940Life Magazine March 11, 1940 : Cover - Poilu, a French soldier on sentry duty behind the Maginot line.

Last agony of fighting Finland is wrapped in the beauty of snow during war, Sortavala, Viipuri, Mannerheim Line, field hospital behind Lake Ladoga. Full page color Pall Mall cigarettes ad with curious little candle lantern with rope-like candle wrapped around a support. Vivien Leigh wins an "Oscar" for her Scarlett. Anzacs arrive in Egypt to join Allies in near East. Chuck Fenske wins indoor mile championship as Glenn Cunningham takes a spill, running race. British Democracy respects conscientious objectors. Photo essay - The French Front : 2,000,000 men in arms wait. Photo essay - Spring styles. Another super charming Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Susann Shaw, Florence Dornin, and Dana Dale. Joachim von Ribbentrop - close-up. Sports - Beagles. Clarence Capes is best Skate Sailor. Life goes calling on Jean Arthur in Hollywood, one of Hollywood's new favorites. Speech school at Northwestern teaches students how to talk. Pictures from the Album of J.P. Morgan, Sr. A Prep school houseparty at St. Andrew's School, Middletown, Delaware. Very cute photo of Poochy the dog with his own tiny travel trailer, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Cannon of Youngstown, Ohio. Painter Lawrence Lebduska practically plagiarizes the cover of LIFE August 9, 1937.
Very Good
- $38 buy now
Good (slight color chipping along spine on cover) - $28 buy now
Fair
(All Very Good, but has a water marked margin) - $12 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    18, 1940Life Magazine March 18, 1940 : Cover - Chorus girl, Marguerite Benton.

Senator and Citizens squawk at 1940 census questions. Full page color Cannon Towels ad with cute little twin girls "Cannon Towels come in matched sets, too." Seabiscuit poses for a profile after Santa Anita horse race. Team of volcanoes spout in Chile (Mount Trolhuaco and Villacrrica). The "Queen Elizabeth" crosses the sea. Transient workers ride the rails to California. Short piece in newsfronts section on Finland and Russia talking peace. One page of maps and description, Finnish Line breaks. British and French posters warn gossipers to hold tongues. Josephine Johnson is Glamour Girl of 1941. Poles make last stand at sea. America's political team of Taft and Taft seeks the Presidency. Photo essay - Hulls of Tennessee. National Ski Patrol makes perilous rescue on slopes of Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge, includes photo of herringbone lesson. Charming full page color Mobilgas ad with cowgirl thrown from her horse. Hollywood kids itself in photos. Nice color Mercury car ad with skis and Sun Valley featured. Easter styles. A Gymkhana at Santa Barbara, California - Thacher school, Santa Barbara school, Stewart Sargeant, Herb Lyttle, Crellin Griffith, Bill Salade and more. Full page color Fleischmann's Gin ad with art by Edwin Megargee of a black cocker spaniel dog.
Very Good - $37 buy now
Fair (All Good, but cover and first page have a small paper tab at edge) - $15 buy now

Life Magazine March 
                    25, 1940Life Magazine March 25, 1940 : Cover - Sir Nevile Henderson.

War's first Memoirs by Sir Nevile Henderson, last British Ambassador to Berlin. Neat Purple and sunset colors International Truck ad. Boss Crump of Memphis takes 1,000 friends to the races. 1,000 Chinese citizens petition US Congress. Pope invokes God's aid for peace. Scottish fishermen fight off German bomber in North sea, ships are Star of the Isles, Star of the East, Ratikpo, and Starbank. Federal judge swears in 205 new citizens at once in Detroit Michigan. Finland takes Russia's peace. Soviet ship is rescued after 27 months in arctic ice, the Sedov. Illinois game warden dynamites 328,000 crows, Frank S. Davis. Photo essay - White Collar girl, notes for "Kitty Foyle". Starlet Laraine Day. Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany sketches his soldiers, 1914-1918. Neat full page color Schenley's Cream of Kentucky whiskey ad with art by Norman Rockwell, a rather racist representation of the black man serving an old white gentleman a drink. New Aluminum Company press has 1,000,000 pound squeeze - Science. New type sports Dresses. Paddle tennis with Don White, Paul Hicks, Ken Ward, and more. Article about plastics with some very colorful table settings, dentures, jewels, telephone, more. Pictures - cannibals eat a man on Espiritu Santo in New Hebrides (from the files of Osa and Martin Johnson). Life resails Columbus' routes with the "Capitana." Skiing ad with Bob Bourdon in color on back cover - Camels.
Very Good - $38 buy now
Good - $28 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    1, 1940Life Magazine April 1, 1940 : Cover - Spring training, Rookie John Rucker, a classic baseball pose.

Full page Listerine tooth paste ad with Maida Seyer, Hillary Brooke, Alice Andrews. Cute full color Niblets ad of kids eating Corn-on-the-cob. Bertrand Russell rides out Collegiate Cyclone. U.C.L.A. hits the beach, great photos of goofing off, pretending to study and such. German airman wears shawl of machine-gun cartridges. Famed Ghost town of the Comstock Lode wakens for premiere of "Virginia City". Soviet Army's new weapons conquered Finland. "Queen Mary" and "Mauretania" sail out of New York Harbor. Sir Nevile Henerson's memoirs - part 2. Photo essay - Public Works Administration, PWA has changed the face of US. French starlets form a club to keep fit and friendly. June Preisser makes tumbling an art. Stevens Tech gives aptitude tests - education. Silicosis - World's longest tunnel is free of worst industrial disease (Delaware aqueduct). Zorach - lovers in marble. The Beaux-Arts Ball in New York, pages of color photos of opulent costumes, looks like a halloween party for rich folk. Two page ad for Schlitz beer with text by Herbert Alexander pertaining to the "Law of Probabilities."
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Life Magazine April 
                    8, 1940Life Magazine April 8, 1940 : Cover - Anna Neagle.

Neat photo essay about eight couples invited to Honeymoon on private Hog Island NW of Tampa, Florida (Mansberger, Birnholze, Burkett, Tepfer). US Air transport ends one historic year and looks forward to another with gorgeous photo of stratoliner above Mt. Rainier. King-regent of Tibet. Hitler and Mussolini hold first war meeting. Sumner Welles comes home to tell boss all. Allied soldiers get artificial sunlight. Army engineers wall up the Conemaugh River to prevent another Johnstown flood. Sun spots mess up earth's communications. RAF raid on Sylt. Tides beneath New Tacoma bridge (under construction) snags 2,000,000 feet of Lumber, actually cedar logs, this is the same Tacoma Narrows bridge that later has the spectacular failure. Photo essay - Turkey. Pretty Virginia Harris leads Hansell to Iowa Basketball championship. Satiric German artists tell the Allies how they can win the war. Old calypso songs from Trinidad are becoming US fad. Life calls on Golfer Grace Amory. Very nice color ad for Diamond T Motor Car Company (Super Service Trucks).
Very Good - $27 buy now
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Life Magazine April 
                    15, 1940Life Magazine April 15, 1940 : Cover - Government and youth, Mabel Sealey at Camp Roosevelt in Ocala, Florida.

Gasoline tank blows up as swollen Susquehanna floods Wilkes-Barre. Pictures show the winning of the Battle of the River Plate. Russians face Finns in peace on New Frontiers. Best blood of France graduates from St. Cyr. A touchy judge finds the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in contempt of court. US Army tries out its newest "How" and "AA" gun. Narvik, Norway and Kiruna, Sweden ships iron ore to England and Germany. Strange case of Murder, Inc. Close-up : Dr. Rhine and extra-sensory perception. Photo essay - Government and youth: house votes $400,000,000 for future US citizens. Some scenes from the Economic war front of Parisian fashions. Old eyelet embroidery is new. Pacific negroids of Solomon Islands are race mystery - anthropology. Olneyville Boys club pool. Models for famous patents. Country carnival at Laurel, Mississippi. Full color ad for the Santa Fe Scout - passenger train.
Very Good - $38 buy now
Good - $28 buy now
Fair
(Generally Very Good, but has a water marked corner) - $12 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    22, 1940Life Magazine April 22, 1940 : Cover - Dude outfit, Miss Jimmy Rogers in cowgirl clothes.

The war in Scandinavia : 9 articles incl. Denmark, Greenland, Oslo, Narvik, Norway. German cameraman records good day's bombing run out in the North sea. Sailorman's daughter is chosen as Miss Candid Camera of 1940, Marjorie Waldon. Very nice full color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad. Close-up : Tom Dewey. Photo essay - the Great Lakes, including freighters, duluth, Soo canal, ice breaker Ossipee, Freighter named Jack, Ore boat, ore dock, more. Full page Talon zipper ad with golf theme. Radio traitors - General Lord Haw-Haw is England's favorite. Chronic cripple John Mahanna learns to walk again. Bicycle vacation on Youth Hostel Trail in Pennsylvania. Life goes calling on Dorothy Dix who is Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, advice to the lovelorn, similar to Ann Landers. Excellent color Westinghouse refrigerator ad with Bride. Full page color Camel Cigarettes ad with Bob Swanson, race car driver. Two page color Mobilgas ad with policeman and horse, lovely art by Frederic Stanley.
Excellent - $36 buy now
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Good - $16 buy now
Fair
(All Very Good, nice, but has a minor corner water mark) - $8 buy now

Life Magazine April 
                    29, 1940Life Magazine April 29, 1940 : Cover - Britain's warlord, Winston Churchill.

Wonderful set of photos showing how trick photos are set up. Great two page ad with many photos showing the actual construction of Red Cross shoes by the US Shoe Corporation. Germany and Britain push a desperate race against time into Norway. Lake Shore limited train wreck near Little Falls, New York kills 30, injures 100. British farmers plough their fields by night. British bluenoses crack down on wartime nudity, this is about the St. James's Palace theater which, I think, ended up attracting customers all through the war by having nude models posing as statues behind the acting - it was thus classed as Art.. Two page depiction of Japanese vs. US war ships, all named. Reliefers in Pittsburgh rebel against Pennsylvania milk act. Photo essay - World sea power. Close-up - Erich Raeder. Electron microscope magnifies invisible world 25,000 times. Girl swimmers from New York set new World's record. Wrestlers wear strange costumes for a new gag. Boys' battle in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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Life Magazine May 
                    6, 1940Life Magazine May 6, 1940 : Cover - Aerial Gunner, Englishman.

British land in the Fjords of Norway. There are a number of pieces on fighting in Norway and the German invasion of Norway, but no direct mention of Finland. Sweden stays neutral. Cute photos of Shirley Temple wearing her first long dress to her 11th birthday party. Columnist Pegler puts the finger of the law on George Scalise. Moe Annenberg pleads guilty to tax evasion. "Pin-up pictures" grace British magazines. How a few thousand Nazis seized Norway, by Leland Stowe. Photo essay - Land of France. Bare knees - modern living. Full page color Nash car ad with red car on dock. Girls fencing - sports. Medicine : Birth control, South Carolina uses it for public health, WPA mother with 7 living children by the time she is 25.. Contraception is outlawed in only 2 states, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Misadventures of radio's ‘erbert Pinwinkle. Pictures put Susie among the cat immortals. Life goes to a Box social in Hudson, Michigan with special feature on Margaret Walker.
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Fair (All Good, nice, but covers are noticeably foxed) - $9 buy now

Life 
                    Magazine May 13, 1940Life Magazine May 13, 1940 : Cover - Shawls again, Ernette Mueseler.

The war in Scandinavia - 6 articles including King Haakon, Trondheim, Baisy Harriman. Glowworm survivors, British destroyer sunk by Germans. "Ile de France" sails carrying planes for Allies. Photo of a coal train rolling through Brenner Pass into Italy. New York World's fair is ready to reopen. Close-up : Wendell Willkie. Photo essay - the men of Sweden. Exercise study at Minnesota University. Horse Seabiscuit becomes Father of Five. New Mexico - America's Southwest celebrates its antiquity. How a night club in Chicago is run on a $30,000 monthly gross - Harry's New Yorker. Nazi War film pictures cowed neutrals. Life calls on Billy Rose and wife. Nice color Packard car ad, red car with lighthouse. Also red Hudson, Oldsmobile and Chevrolet car ads - red must have been the color of the week. Half page Linit soap (?) ad with practically naked lady. Two page (one in color) Texaco ad with mother holding sleeping child en route to rest rooms. Very pretty full page color Real Silk Hosiery ad with bride and groom. LOVELY full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Elaine Shepard in a gold circle dress, definetely framable.
Good - $40 buy now

Life Magazine May 
                    20, 1940Life Magazine May 20, 1940 : Cover - General Mazime Weygand, soldier of France.

Total war starts. Parachute troops rain down behind Dutch-Belgian lines. First radio photos of German Blitzkrieg. Canada's air marshall Billy Bishop recruits. Syria - photo essay. Jounceless railroad car built by Cortlandt Hill, William Van Dorn and F. C. Lindvall - to be tested by Santa Fe, Great Northern and Burlington railroads. Summer styles. Hypnotizism by Harold A. Swenson. Drake relays Carnival, track competition. Warren Wheelock. Bert Pichel, a Champion smoke-ring blower. Full page color Nash ad with yellow car on beach. Full page Sonotone ad for early hearing aid. Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier play "Romeo and Juliet." A secret Initiation at a Pasadena sorority. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Jimmie Kelley champion Motor Cycle racer.
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Life Magazine May 
                    27, 1940Life Magazine May 27, 1940 : Cover - German soldier.

Hitler's great new weapon. Nazi bombing at Namsos and Andalsnes. Dive Bombers - Germany's most destructive weapon plummets on targets - Junkers 87. Very nice color Coca-Cola ad with baseball players. King Victor Emmanuel of Italy. Photo essay - 50,000 airplanes - US to multiply fleets and factories, awesome photos for the aviation history buff. Yellow fever control - US health service watches Miami Clipper port. Life goes to a sports marathon - participants traveled 218 miles (sea level to ski level on Mt. Rainier) and tried two dozen sports in 12 hours, includes skiing. Life in the Gustavir line. Movie - Our town. Good manners for caddies are outlined by PGA's new charts of etiquette (golf). Awesome full page color Jantzen swim suit ad with girl in purple suit! Nice half page Cycle Trades of America ad with exhortation to Ride a Bike! Great cartoons from Saul Steinberg showing super new military inventions, such as three-motored witch.. Photos of the British Army rescuing Belgium (temporarily) including neat photo of motorcycle with side car. Cute photo of puppy Butch, belonging to Ralph J. Beshears of Battery C of Fifth Field Artillery. Neat photo of Gypsy Rose Lee standing in same pose beside a billboard of herself.
Very Good - $58 buy now

Life Magazine June 
                    3, 1940Life Magazine June 3, 1940 : Cover - America and the world by Walter Lippmann, Statue of Liberty.

Life flies the Atlantic by Clipper, Pan-American Airlines. The German conquest threatens the world - 8 articles. A photo of Hitler and some of his crack troops - a chilling photo from the perspective of history. Another nice full page Chesterfield cigarettes ad with girl in white and red graduation outfit. America and Armageddon. Paris - eight pages in color. England - 10 articles, including The pubs, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Lloyd's. Europeans find humor in the war. Europeans still have fun. Nicholas Murray Butler. Cute full color Texaco havoline motor oil ad, with boy about to be strapped (spanked) in the wood shed. Full page ad for taking golf lessons. Full page color Chrysler ad with green Highlander convertible car with plaid interior and Scotty dogs. Historic photos from the first world war, 1914. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Test Pilot Homer Berry - he looks a little worried, one would hope it is due to being photographed, not due to his imminent flight in the plane behind him.
Good - $35 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but has light cover wear) - $25 buy now
Fair (Generally Good, but has light wear overall) - $15 buy now

Life Magazine June 
                    10, 1940Life Magazine June 10, 1940 : Cover - Hirohito emperor of Japan on horseback.

Cattle branding. Battle of Flanders. 2Neat, super cute American Airlines ad, full page in color, with man working at desk on back of tortoise, his "Flagship." Half page Cycle Trades of America (bicycle) ad with Constance Moore, "Keep Trim - Keep Slim - Keep cycling." Cattle brands. Refugees. Nazi fifth column and allies active in Mexico. The big battle of Flanders, most British Expeditionary Force escaped. My escape from Norway by Sigrid Undset. Nazis mop up Norway. Royal Air Force. Nylon - women hope new yarn will halve their stocking bill. Mountain funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Dell of Howard's Quarter, Tennessee. Close-up - Hirohito. Theatre - Louisiana Purchase. Sculptor Milles weds two great rivers in new St. Louis fountain. R.A.F. fliers - feature with lots of photos. Full page color SKOL sun tanning lotion ad with woman in zebra swimming suit. Nice full page color Texaco ad with running fireman in red. Photos of white horse with silhouette of Indian head on his neck in black. Photo of Guicel Camper, 8 foot 7 inches tall at age 17.
Very Good - $48 buy now
Good - $38 buy now
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover edge is speckled) - $22 buy now

Life Magazine June 
                    17, 1940Life Magazine June 17, 1940 : Cover - Industrial commander William S. Knudsen.

Allies wrest glory from Flanders defeat. British Tommy in Flanders writes of the great retreat. Dunkerque Fifth Columnist goes to her death, convicted spy. Parachutists take an airfield in Flanders. Nazi bombs demolish Waalhaven airport. Charlie Chaplin plays a dictator of the Double Cross. William Knudsen heads US defense advisory commission. Photo essay - US National Guard prepares for home defense. Close-up - Joe Louis. Cancer - National Research center explores its nature and cause. Rare family pictures of camera-shy Margaret Sullavan. Carole Landis, the Ping girl. State Birds in color, three pages of paintings by Roger Tory Peterson. Girl Trainer Blanche Saunders shows how to teach a dog good manners. Life goes to Washington with senior class from Croton, Ohio. Neat Mobil oil ad with the ship S.S. America. Very daring Jimmy Jamison dives from 110 feet into 14 foot diameter pool.
Excellent - $36 buy now
Very Good
- $26 buy now
Good - $16 buy now

Life Magazine June 
                    24, 1940Life Magazine June 24, 1940 : Cover - Italy's Army chief, Marshal Rodolfo Graziani.

Willkie Boom is Republican sensation as convention nears. Two years too late France asks for US planes. Nazi bombings prepare Paris for a surrender. R.A.F. squadron leader writes of sky fighting over Dunkerque. US mobilizes aid to Allies. Full page Pullman-Standard streamliner ad, railroad coach. Photo essay - Philadelphia prepares for Republican homecoming. Archbishop Spellman of New York. Home life of a Robin family. Margie Hart strips for 40 cents as the poor man's Garbo. Chicago scientist Melvin H. Knisely invents new technique to solve secrets of circulation. All-American college girls. Girls bounced out of bed at the "De-Bunk-Her" - World's Fair. Pictures - how the US might be invaded. Life goes to a Tip Topper party. Nice color Coca-Cola ad with girl in swimsuit. Nice B&W Mercury 8 car ad with Painted desert.
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Life Magazine July 
                    1, 1940Life Magazine July 1, 1940 : Cover - Red Cross girl, Martha Jean Bailey of Jackson Heights, New York.

Cute half page Sal Hepatica ad with two sexy girls on the beach, and one studly guy. Full page Cannon percale sheets ad with the stereotypical married couple sleeping in pajamas and in two separate twin beds. Two Mexican generals fight it out for the Presidency. German bomb strikes down the name of Franklin Roosevelt. In bitter defeat, Paris buries its dead. England prepares to resist invasion. Louis wins eleventh fight in three years. American engineer Alexander Willis brings back revealing photographs of USSR. Interesting two page color Mobilgas ad with circus performer and art by McClelland Barclay. London closes Italian restaurants. Poster reveals what Germans think about America. Photo essay - Life presents eight new houses for US 1940 with floor plans and interior and exterior photos. Close-up - "Cap" Rieber. Movie - All this, and heaven, too. University of Chicago Professor studies multiple births. New figure flattering suits of wool take shiver out of bathing. High foul makes spectators cringe at Yankee stadium. Red Cross meeting in Nassau county, New York, with lots of photos including how to prepare first aid supplies.
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Life Magazine July 
                    8, 1940Life Magazine July 8, 1940 : Cover - Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold R. Stark.

Revolutionary battlefields mark our fight for freedom, Fort Ticonderoga, Brandywine, Saratoga, Monmouth, Morristown, Yorktown. Aerial photos of New York City. US aviation gets 318 new mechanics as graduates of Manhattan High School of Aviation Trades. German troops enter Paris. Collapse of France. Debutantes are previewed as "Little Season" gets underway. Photo essay - Republication convention. Admiral Byrd's Antarctic expedition finds 900 miles of new coastline, super excellent photos, maps of various routes, Marguerite Bay, cruiser "North Star", dog camp, and color art. Sargent College girls learn how to improve health of nation, includes silhouettograph. Alfred Vanderbilt's Belmont makes horse racing popular. Mary Lyman gets university degree, great article with photos on a new graduate. Powdered blood serum solves problem of Battlefield surgeons. Roller-skate dancing starts Bloomers fad. A party at Robert Ripley's. Color ad for Prem (a canned ham).
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                    Magazine July 15, 1940Life Magazine July 15, 1940 : Cover - Rita Hayworth's bicycle picnic.

Full page American Railroads ad with engines 2740, 2886, 3916 and others. Britain girds for defense, includes a neat photo of men on anti-aircraft defense on the Chalk cliffs of Dover. . Full page Pabst Blue Ribbon ad with three happy golfers. Surly German prisoner of war looks at Canada from his prison ship. Wedding photos of Kathleen Spence and William A. Reed, Jr. Russians build air base a mile from US soil on Big Diomede Island in the Bering Strait. Melons in Imperial valley. Another super cool International Trucks ad with Commander Gatti returning from the Belgian Congo, five trucks, Jungle Yacht. Scotstoun's last fight. Cape Cod - photo essay. Canoeing. Tom Sawyer game. Wedding album of a society bride, Kathleen Spence and William A. Reed, Jr. Close-up - Ambassador Grew. Hayseed humor and showmanship make WLS leading farm radio station, for example they had a group of chicks (baby chickens) cheep into a microphone for background sound on one radio show. Cute color Schenley Whiskies ad with Swallows. Terry Hunt trains the stars to keep them fit and trim.
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                    Magazine July 22, 1940Life Magazine July 22, 1940 : Cover - U.S. Tank Commander Captain Clayton J. Mansfield, a very manly photo.

America opens its homes to first refugee children from England, including Adrian Keith Boshier, Mary and John Bonney, Nicolas vincent Somerset Paravicini, Elizabeth and Martin John Wilbraham, Sally Marris, Monika Riemer and many more. Inhalators fail to revive six children slain by deranged mother Mrs. Louisa Nicosia, New York. Germany supervises last grim days of Third French republic. 100 die in "free" Mexican election. Mr. and Mrs. Willkie look over Washington. Italo Balbo is mourned by loyal in Italy and San Francisco. Nation discovers it is smart to be patriotic. Economic consequences of a German victory by Walter Lippmann. The German language. Photo essay - America needs men for National Defense. Pretty Pat English trains lions. Another excellent full page color Texaco ad with mother holding two sleeping children in car, rest room sign. Patriotic fashions, some are curious indeed. U.S. Army doctors investigate punishment a pilot takes in flight. Mary Lewis, career woman. Vanderbilt's spinnaker is ripped by blustery Sou'wester. Camera shows how Hubbell throws a curve. Life flees from France. Color Mobil gas ad with a race horse, by Ronald McLeod.
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                    Magazine July 29, 1940Life Magazine July 29, 1940 : Cover - Shirley Wunderlich, female life guard at Manhattan Beach.

Another great half page Cycle trades of America ad with Joe Penner, "It's fun to ride a bike." Really odd Albolene cleansing cream (beauty aid) with Jean Wallace wearing strange outfit that makes it look like she has three breasts. Photo of Wendell Wilkie and his dog on the terrace of the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The wedding of Henry Ford II and Anne McDonnell. Striking full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with lady in scarf and Cooler sunglasses. Gershwin memorial concert packs Lewisohn stadium. Japan forces Britain to close Burma road to China. Betty Kuzmeck, works on the "Bed of Venus" at the New York World's fair.. Pittsburgh-Harrisburg super highway to open, photos showing construction, more. Girl Lifeguards glamorize a beach, great photos of training. Portugal - photo essay. Veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. Private planes - 1940 catalog, including (among many) Cessna, Grumman Amphibian, Culver Cadet, Waco Model S, Monocoupe, Luscombe Silvaire airplanes. Plattsburg. Photo of young Edward Lilly with six fingers and toes.
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                    Magazine August 5, 1940Life Magazine August 5, 1940 : Cover - U.S. Vacations, Betty Wagner in Camden, Maine on sailing vacation.

Full page color Mobilgas gas with dalmatian and terrier. Excellent family album full page Studebaker ad with Claude Senour and sons Warren and Martin, and Ben and Ewald Sorberg. Hitler and Napoleon meet in Paris. Big guns roar in Mediterranean after warless war ends in Alps. Hit and run raids pep up war in Libyan desert including interesting aerial photos of an Italian supply base and more. Half page Sanka coffee ad with baseball theme. British bomber comes home after night raid on Germany. Full page New White Owl cigars ad with Paul Derringer, star baseball pitcher. Fun page and a half of photos of the zany Lucille Ball dancing in a rowdy outfit. Delegates of 21 republics meet in Havana. Reds and Dodgers use fists in fight to lead their league. Sea scouts learn naval traditions at Marblehead. Photo essay - vacations. Close-up : Lord Beaverbrook. Radio - the quiz kids, Cynthia Cline, Gerard Darrow, and Van Dyke Tiers. Mountain Lake, Virginia is summer paradise for naturalists, includes photos of hummingbird nest, Lloyd Carr, Ellen Jones, Kitty Kelley, more. New hats. A party with movie stars in Houston, Texas. Neat two page ad with color for TWA transcontinental airlines, with Stratoliner. Vacationing on the Mississippi river, includes photo of the "Gordon C. Greene". Vacations - Grand Canyon and Rhantom Ranch, and many other US destination vacations. Amazing photos of Roy Bishop of Hempstead, New York "walking up and down walls" - 2Neat is pleased to report that he is still going strong at 90 years of age in 2010!
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                    Magazine August 12, 1940Life Magazine August 12, 1940 : Cover - Charles Linza McNary of Oregon.

Cute and charming full page ad for Goodrich Seal-o-matic inner tubes, featuring baby in top hat and rubber diaper pants. Brief mention of Renee Bebert, the actual first girl lifeguard in the country. Nazis raid English channel convoy, chilling series of photos showing bombing of a destroyer. Westminster Abbey's sacristan learns to present arms. Japanese bomb Chungking as Chinese war goes on. Jehovah's witnesses hold national convention. Knox pushes program for training pilots, mass training program at the Naval air station at Pensacola, Florida. Another trademark super full page color International trucks ad with smaller yellow delivery truck and handsome red semi-=truck. Gay Berlin eats bigger meals as deserted Paris slowly comes back to Life. Deep-sea cruise trains reserve officers for Navy. Close-up : Charles McNary. Photo essay - Wendell Willkie in color, and his home town of Elwood, Indiana. Summer girdles. Truck technique helps book piano sales. Fire diver is hit at Aquatennial. Fast camera makes sneeze visible. Coney Island's record crowd, photos of a ridiculously crowded beach, who would WANT to go there? Life goes to a splash party on Beverly Hills estate of Sam Berch, this looks like one big water fight, with Ann Rutherford, Alexander D'Arcy, Arleen Whelan, John Hubbard. Super two page color ad for Texaco with child and toy car in yellow. Nickle baby, Paul Dunn Hinton, his parents saved a nickle a day for 1,570 days to finance his arrival. Great full page color Camel cigarettes ad with Joe Di Maggio and Bucky Walters and George Case, baseball.
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                    Magazine August 19, 1940Life Magazine August 19, 1940 : Cover - U.S. trains parachutists at Hightstown, New Jersey.

Interesting full page Goodrich tires ad with Jimmie Lynch's Death Dodgers, stunt drivers. Photo series of aerial skywriters, including the planes. Two American towns get ready to fight for the USA: Hamilton, Ohio and Lexington, Massachusetts. Photos of the sinking of the Lancastria. Ping girl gets conked, poor Carole Landis practices breaking a vase over her, but accidentally has chosen a real pottery vase. Anti-conscriptionists slow up National Defense progress. Excellent full page color Coca-Cola ad with woman fishing from pier. English child "shoots" Churchill - Schoolboy Defense Corps. Britain's night fliers raid Germany. Survivor's pictures show sinking of former American ship by Nazis. Photo essay - River Rouge, Ford plant is cross-section of rearming America, shows how complete car can be built in 28 hours, path from ore to auto. Great Drapo (Alphonse Berge) designs dress in 20 seconds from single piece of fabric. Osteopathy's cure-by-manipulation is attacked by regular physicians. Alice Van wins powder puff derby at Agua Caliente, this is a horse race for girl jockeys. Boating on the Thames. Great color Schenley Whiskies ad with Swallows in a boat. Really cute color half-page ad for Squibb dental cream. Nice two page ad for LIFE magazine featuring the cover of this issue.
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Life Magazine August 
                    26, 1940Life Magazine August 26, 1940 : Cover - Bob Gage and Dorothy Dale at Jasper National Park in Canada.

Great photos in related article. Interesting full page Chevrolet trucks ad with loaded logging truck. Battle of Britain opens with greatest air attack in History. Funny series of photo where model Joan Smith parodies the poses typically used in various different publications such as Vogue. Boy Scouts sing in the Gimbel Brothers department store in New York City. Rita Hayworth wears a dress made of pearls. Prince Mihai passes exams. Technique of landing a flying fortress airplane. Stork club debutantes at Coney Island, including Nancy Mae Woodbury and others. Charming full page color Post Toasties corn flakes ad. . Rock of Gibraltar. Fall of France. Pensacola - Navy pilot training - photo essays. Wistar institute. Surf riding - Body surfing in California, with Nana Wigton. Movie of the Week : Foreign Correspondent. Life goes to Jasper National Park, includes photos of Dorothy Dale rock climbing on Edith Cavell with Swiss Guide Ernst Niederer, Two ski instructors from the Hannes Schneider ski school in New Hampshire skiing on Mt. Athabaska, the Hot sulphur pool at Miette Springs, Hikers on the Glacier of the Angel, and more. Wonderful full page photo of Mrs. Harry Nicholls and baby Carol.
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Life Magazine September 
                    2, 1940Life Magazine September 2, 1940 : Cover - Quins' first communion, Dionne Quintuplets.

Unusual full page color Texaco ad with man walking across hot coals. Murder ends great revolutionary career of Leon Trotsky. German "Balloon Busters" attack the Dover Barrage. Women of Wrath string up senator on Capitol lawn, effigy of Claude Pepper. Neat photo (page and a half) of Wendell Wilkie in a parade, beginning his campaign, includes motorcycle outriders. Barrage balloons in Cardington, England. Oh-mi-gosh wonderful full page Chesterfield cigarettes ad with drum majorettes in patriotic costumes. US flag business booms. Army plugs recruiting drive with modern advertising methods. British use Millais painting as propaganda. White House in color. Photo essay - Dionne quints. Close-up : Henry A. Wallace. US kennels are world breeding center as Germany kills its dogs. Movie - the Great Dictator. Ferryboat Yosemite makes 10,000 mile trip on high seas. Night baseball at Polo Grounds and Wenatchee, Washington and more. Party with drama students at East Hampton, Long Island, including Lucrezia Bori, Glenway Wescott, Jose Iturbi, Mrs. William Woodin, Colette Brown-Keifer, William MacLeod, Ruth Enders, Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse, more. HA - did you know that Yehudi is the man who puts out the light in the frigidaire?
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Life Magazine September 
                    9, 1940Life Magazine September 9, 1940 : Cover - Carol Bruce.

Nice full page color Stetson hat ad including the Stetson Playboy. Germans bomb Rotterdam and London - amazing photos, including Margaret Curtis, Doreen Youldon. Full page Royal Gelatin desserts ad with Gloria Jean and Ginger Rogers. Nice full page color International trucks ad with boxy blue truck. Trotsky cremated in Mexico city. West coast airplane plants. Bathing suit evolution ends with summer of 1940. Neat two page Talon zipper ad with bicycle built for two. Canada - photo essay. Roosevelt family. Vinylite shoes, clear plastic shoes. Humorous little piece about college girls decorating their dorm room, Betty Jane Schumann and Phyllis Murphy, Northwestern University, Evanston. American chinaware. Brain operations - how the brain works. Husky Texas A & M football players Marshall Foch, Euel Wesson, Roy Bucek, Bill Dawson, William Route, Ernie Pannell, and others. Very curious full page Keglined ad for level-top beer cans that stack better. Fort Wayne country club. Rotterdam bombing. Joan Bennett. Full page United Air Lines ad "From Flight 1 to Flight 47,884." Photo of the crazy results of a motorcycle crash in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, rider Vernon Voltz.
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Life Magazine September 
                    16, 1940Life Magazine September 16, 1940 : Cover - Jessie Woods of Memphis spinning plane propeller.

New Air bases in the Atlantic including Newfoundland, Bermuda, Bahamas, and many others. Worst Airline crash in history, Pennsylvania Central Airlines DC-3 crashed near Lovettsville, Virginia killing all on board. Mysterious torpedo blows up Greek cruiser, the Helle - the first two torpedoes missed, but third hit, no one ever saw the submarine. Battle of Oran and the British destruction of the French fleet there. Jack Dempsey family reunited briefly. Flight across America - photo essay, pilot Wolfgang Langewiesche in a Stinson airplane. The Borsch circuit, including the Copake country Club near Craryville, New York, Dolores Anderson, Lee Wainer, others. Cute Lumbermens Insurance ad with boy in go-cart. Paris under Swastika. Heart diseases. Pat Laursen is National Skeet Champion. Negro members of the Elks Club in a parade in St. Louis.
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                    Magazine September 23, 1940Life Magazine September 23, 1940 : Cover - Eileen Dunne, English air-raid victim.

Don McNeill beats Bobby Riggs for US Tennis championship. Wallace opens campaign. Chilling photo of English school children sheltering in a ditch. Nice, wholesome full page color Coca-cola ad with two young ladies reading the fashion news. Photo essay - Vichy - famed spa. Photo essay - Hyde park, New York. Catacombs, a spooky night club in Columbus, Ohio, skulls, costumes, like a halloween fun house and more goofiness. Cute full page Scot Tissue ad with two babies and color background. Photos - Juxtapositions, a whole series of paired photos of two dramatically different things that look similar. US delivers US destroyers to British in Canada. Biggest of all bombers nearly finished now, the B-19. Driver dies in racing meet at New York State Fair, Lou Webb. Bud James fights the Draft. Mobile Army hospital will take surgeons to battlefield, small scale M*A*S*H unit. Edna Ferber acts in her own play. Movie - Brigham Young. New York's fashion shows offer 1,000 new styles. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with golfer Lawson Little.
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                    Magazine September 30, 1940Life Magazine September 30, 1940 : Cover - Wendell Willkie.

America answers Hitler with Conscription, Roosevelt signs the Selective Service bill, the military draft. National guardsmen being called up, new draftees being trained at Fort Dix. More bombing in London, Bloomsbury. Birmingham, Alabama celebrates defense day. Dodger fan pummels umpire Magerkurth and fan Frank Gernand, baseball. Lovely full page color Chesterfield ad with woman aviator in white and blue. British War humor, cartoons from Punch, Sketch and the Bystander. Fashions - College girls adopt men's clothing. Charming two page color vintage Heinz Soups ad with counter at restaurant. John Barrymore sets profile in cement. Murder Inc. - a gang of killers, Happy Maione, Dasher Abbandando, Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss, and Martin "buggsy" Goldstein. Leakproof gas tank will help prevent fires in wartime. Edward Laning. Full page Ten High Whiskey ad with happy guys Kermit A. Scheer, Jim Backus, Ernest Wendt (parachute jumper of Seattle) and Ward B Richie. Mass debut in Releigh NC. Murals in the New York Library. Strangest little letter and photos from Ella Muzzey of Paterson, New Jersey.
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Life Magazine 
                    October 7, 1940Life Magazine October 7, 1940 : Cover - Gary Cooper during filming of 'The Westerner. '

Germany, Italy and Japan unite against the US. Mississippi gets new electric chair. Neat half page Boxco milk amplifier ad (a kind of nutritional supplement) with boys playing football. World's biggest car ferry is launched in Lake Michigan - City of Midland. Excellent full page color Pan American coffee producers ad with art by J. C. Leyendecker, grandpa and grandchild having coffee and donuts. Nice full-color International truck ad. Parents wage tug-of-war for custody of daughter Jacqueline Long. June Preisser tries a milk bath. Campaign button fad sweeps country. Robert Sherwood urges an English-speaking union. The war moves into Africa. Photo essay - the bombing of London. Welfare hospital specializes in Oldsters' chronic diseases, includes some strange-looking medical treatments such as the glass boot. Pretty model Suzie is Mrs. Steve Hannagan. Ed Wynn brings new show to Broadway. Colorado Springs fine arts center. Screwball team writes 90% of all commercial radio jingles. Kids learn how to shoot straight at Camp Perry, Ohio. New plane is nearly foolproof, Ercoupe. One-legged Jitterbug. Connecticut tobacco harvest at Harold Turner's Troy lot near East Windsor. Great, bright, two page color DeSoto car ad with red convertible. Nice full page color Pall Mall cigarettes ad with art by John Falter, marksmen. Nice full page Camel cigarettes ad with pilot Tommy Tomlinson.
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Life 
                    Magazine October 14, 1940Life Magazine October 14, 1940 : Cover - Football flowers, Jinx Falkenburg.

Interesting full page Union Central Life Insurance ad with two men duck hunting from an odd little square boat. A strange series of war propaganda posters in Arabic (?). Sample posters for what to do in an air raid and such. Boos and tumult muffle real issues as campaign enters final month. Americans pray for Great Britain in Washington's National Cathedral. London goes underground to escape bombs, candid series of photos of folks sleeping in the subways. Nazis strike twice at J. E. Grimmond family. British mock German bombers with New Dance. Soldiers of Latin American join US in study of defense. Case against Willkie by Bruce Bliven. Case against Roosevelt. Uncensored photographs of the British bombing of Bergen. Photo essay - New England Indian summer. Very bright two page color Oldsmobile ad with red car. Photo essay - California casts an anxious eye upon its Japanese-Americans. Movie - Thief of Baghdad, shows how some of the special effects were done. Fan tackles Michigan's Tom Harmon on Touchdown run, fan Harold Brennan. Girls's school band is pride of Orange, Texas, includes Cecil Marie Moses, Helen McDonald, Patsy Ruth Livingston.. British posters. Fisherman's ball at Sakonnet, Maine. Nice Mobilgas ad in color with horse by Ronald McLeod.
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Life Magazine October 
                    21, 1940Life Magazine October 21, 1940 : Cover - Season for sweaters, Mardee Hoff.

US industry hustles to meet nation's need for speed. Canadian child says goodbye to his father (in very long column of men marching). Adolf Hitler does a victory jig. Automobile designers sketch fashions to match cars. Interesting photos showing camouflage used by British army snipers, similar to today's hunting camouflage. Children's lifeboat lasts out eight days of disaster after sinking of British liner "City of Benares." Nice Coca-Cola ad in color, girl with six pack. Story of a London firefighter, Louis Abbott Wilson and team. Strange sights of war in bomb-stricken London. Juanita Rios is new Stork Club hit. Photo essay - Texas Matador Ranch. Charming half page color Cream of Wheat cereal ad with cartoon strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp. Photo essay - the 1940 elections. Nice full page color Pall Mall cigarettes ad with flight attendant in airport office. Half page Graflex camera ad with photo from football game, Utah Aggies vs. University of Denver, Colorado. US donors give blood plasma for Britain. Soldier of 1940 is 15 pounds heavier, 2 inches taller than in 1917. Deanna Durbin makes her eighth straight hit. Audubon's animal paintings. Camouflage - pictures. University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee.
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                    Magazine October 28, 1940Life Magazine October 28, 1940 : Cover - U.S. Navy sailor Joseph John Timpani of Cranston, Rhode Island.

This is a US Navy special issue. Nice full color Oldsmobile ad with yellow car and Hydra-Matic drive. Photo of Destroyer ship 374 with improvised sails put up on the mast, essentially turning it into a slow sailboat, apparently for fun not necessity. One of those great historic shots - sailor sitting on shore of Maui (Hawaii) looking out at a string of cruisers and destroyers in the Lahaina Roads Fleet (probably many of these ships in this photo and the ones that follow were sunk in Pearl Harbor). Nice full-color Chrysler DeSoto ad with green car and horse. Photo essay showing life in the huge crew on a battleship. Anti-aircraft guns and techniques, shipboard. A neat history of the Navy in paintings and prints. 13 articles on the U.S. Navy including … Nurses accompany fleet to sea. Seapower - weapon of freedom by Walter Lippmann. USS Constellation is Navy's oldest ship. Naval war college. US Naval air arm is world's best. Fashion designers find new style ideas in Navy. Sailors' album. A party for Lana Turner and the Navy. Full page Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with Otis Rucker. Wow - a great article on Naval aviation including color illustrations of airplanes. Full page color Forstmann woolen fabrics ad with art by Ruth Sigrid Grafstrom.
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Life Magazine November 
                    4, 1940Life Magazine November 4, 1940 : Cover - Political rally in San Diego, California. Democracy - 50,000,000 voters.

11 articles pertaining to the Presidential campaign. Cute political campaign photo showing woman moving over to a second horse standing in water ... see, it is possible to change horses midstream! Half page Log Cabin syrup ad with football theme. Excellent series of photos showing how to play football, with members of the New York Giants football team. Comic full page color Ballantine's Ale ad with hunting theme. First uncensored pictures of Paris under Germans. California town stands on it's head - Elsinore, California. Photo essay - the new Hollywood, stars now live quietly and raise children, Brenda Marshall, Merle Oberon, Betty Grable and others. Whitson brothers do Acrobatic miracles. Game birds in color. Pheasant hunting in South Dakota, Peter Beaulieu, Ann Engelbert, others. Excellent full page color Pall Mall cigarettes ad with art by John Falter, military men and engines, probably pilots. Reducing machines - weight loss, this is a collection of some odd-looking machines and one poor vibrating model. Pictures - football skill. Very nice International truck ad in Maroon. A Halloween with Doris Dudley in White Plains, New York.
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Life Magazine November 
                    11, 1940Life Magazine November 11, 1940 : Cover - Michigan's great Tom Harmon (see also October 14, 1940).

Yuen Chong Chan, the very first US Draftee for World War II. Nice B&W full page ad for Equitable Life recognizing the safety in flying. Draft lottery turns up all kinds of Americans. Japan and Autumn floods make mess of East Asia. Radio reporters run riot on last day of New York Fair. British submarine finds its mark in the North Sea. Russia unveils the invasion of Finland. Army flashlight bomb illuminates objectives for night air pictures. Photo essay - Life survey discloses why people voted as they did. Full page color Pan American coffee producers ad with art by Leyendecker, grandma and granddaughter in kitchen. Close-up : Ernie Bevin, Britain's Labor boss. Fletcher Martin goes to Iowa to paint and teach. Game wardens track down poachers in Maine woods. American artists hold Syracuse ceramic show. History of the AP (Associated Press). A Good Times party in Michigan Towers Club in Chicago, really fun sounding party for make-believe billionaires with paste gems, fake currency, stock ticker tape and much more. . Nice full color ad for Lincoln Zephyr V-12, blue car.
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Life Magazine November 
                    18, 1940Life Magazine November 18, 1940 : Cover - The winner, FDR, Roosevelt.

One of those charming full page Ipana Tooth Paste ads, this one with young Jack Carter. Unusual full page color Owens-Illinois Glass ad, "Here's to Long Life and Smooth Lips" says Duraglas. Full page New White Owl cigars ad with circus theme and Fred Bradna. Raymond Clapper analyzes national unity. Wendell Eillkie remains a potent leader. Republican party's future. Washington state Tacoma Narrows bridge crashes in Puget sound, yup - this is the famous event you've all seen in re-run. Italian bombers menace art of ancient Athens. Close-up : William Saroyan. Photo essay - Churchill, England. Deaf-Blind children learn to "See and Hear", Helen Siefert and others. Nice half page Cream of Wheat ad with Li'l Abner cartoon by Al Capp. Johnson rifle stirs up military squabble, semi-automatic, 30 caliber. All American fashions. New York stores start fad for Navy styles. Ducks and geese thrive and increase. Radium. Movie - Arizona. Table-top photos by Nina Leen. Lifeguards' party aboard the Sea Hawk near Santa Monica, with photos of Reggie Parton, Ruth Strod, Monica Roach, George Watkins, and others, includes surfing. Interesting jewelry and fashion accessories depicting US Navy themes. Full page color Canadian club whiskey ad with surfing in Hawaii. Full page color Forstmann wollen fabrics ad with art by Carl Erickson, Carl Oscar August Erickson, signed Eric.
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Life Magazine November 
                    25, 1940Life Magazine November 25, 1940 : Cover - Wolverine fur coat worn by Alice Eyland.

Midwest tempest strews death by land and lake. Naval reserve's solo babies are christened on Dunk Day. Army's Randolph field issues more publicity pictures. "Queen Elizabeth" leaves New York. German sea raider catches big convoy. Britain rushes freighters while Germany makes U-Boats. Battle of Taranto. US Ambassador clears King Leopold of treason charge. First authoritative account of the Battle of Flanders. Photo essay : World traveling Thaws go overland from France to India, the "Land Yacht" trip. Movie - Tin Pan alley. Nebulae - astronomy. Furriers imitate fine furs in cheaper coats. New York's Horse show attracts Pan American teams. Radio publicity gags. A "Family is Away" party given by Mrs. Lindsey Hopkins Jr. of Atlanta where all guests came dressed as servants, Emmelyn Carter, Graham Mitchell, Bill Manry, Freddy Watriss, Mary Lib Beers, they came in the back door, too! Beautiful Chesterfield ad with Queen of Hearts.
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Life 
                    Magazine December 2, 1940Life Magazine December 2, 1940 : Cover - James Grow, air technician with Goodyear - hot air balloon.

Full page Associated American Artists ad featuring Grant Wood. Wonderful set of photos taken by Minnie Libby of the small town folk of Norway, Maine. Interesting full page Packard ad entitled "Historic Horsepower" showing LePere plane, tank, car and boats. Nice half page Schwinn bicycle ad. Feuds of American Labor leaders : C.I.O. and A.F. of L. (they are together in Kenosha, Wisconsin). Salvation army buries eight poison-pancake victims in Pittsburgh. Balloon Crew - Good Year hot air balloon flight crew training in Akron, Ohio. Machine tools are prelude to defense program. Super and unusual full page color International Harvester Company ad with red bulldozer. Avila Camacho - president of Mexico. Radio city Rockette Doris Mitchell. Reporter William L. White crosses the Atlantic with a British convoy, destroyer "Thomas". Bill Stern picks best football players, photos of them. Nice full page color Mobiloil ad with hockey theme art by Frederic Stanley. Big series on how an engine is made, machine shop work. Philadelphia charity ball. Feature on the Glen Dunn family, who lived on Highway 31, 3 miles north of Franklin, Indiana and the festivities in town each Saturday. Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with bowler Joe Norris.
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Life Magazine December 9, 1940Life Magazine December 9, 1940 : Cover - Ginger Rogers.

America trains first conscript army in peacetime history. Photo of Draftee Sam Arcadipan getting vaccination shots - ouch. Photos of draftees going through the processes that turn them into soldiers, Frederick McCool, Fort Dix, and more. Photo - Football player Tom Harmon winds up 1940 season in blaze of glory. Britain sends S.O.S. to US - these are posters pleading for help. Aces Galland, Molders, and Wick are top fighters in German air force. Mary Ann Bunner loses Ohio's homecoming queen elections, great photos. Super full page color Coca-cola ad with Santa. Full page color Kre-mel desserts ad with Annette Dionne of the quintuplets. Dangerous roof drives Congress to new quarters. Gibraltar tightens defenses against assault. President Vargas of Brazil takes 8,000 mile trip up the Amazon. Photo essay - Christmas toys. Close-up : Premier Konoye of Japan. Orr Plaster cast technique starts revolution in war surgery. Skiing exercises. Turban wave is a new type permanent. Christmas Ornaments. Gibraltar, impregnable British Fortress. Half page Munsingwear ad with ski theme and woman waxing a ski. Chinese night club in San Francisco - the Forbidden City.
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Life Magazine December 
                    16, 1940Life Magazine December 16, 1940 : Cover - Greek Evzone soldier.

Full page color Nash car ad with cross country skiers in the background. German plane crashes on English downs, this is a photo with sheep running from the fire. Humorous bit on how to photograph legs. President Roosevelt sails in Caribbean. Ribald "Tobacco Road" has seventh birthday on Broadway. Narvik Norway - the mayor tells the story of the fighting there. London's Oxford Street still does business under bombs. California's Barbara Moffett. Flickers of revolt among the conquered comfort Great Britain, such as Egypt. Photo essay - Refugees, the children of Europe are America's wards. William O'Dwyer, Brooklyn's ace prosecutor, arrests suspects in gambling ring including Hymie Caplin. Close-up : Boston's congressman George Holden Tinkham. Basketball with the Long Island University team. Showgirl Barbara Moffett. Full page Pan American Coffee Producers ad with art by Leyendecker, Santa - a bit of an unusual piece. Elsa Maxwell turns slapstick comedian. Christmas cards are painted by America's top artists. Nightgowns. Congressman Tinkham. Girls at Russell Sage College prepare for war emergencies. Nice full page color Pullman-Standard ad with Santa Fe railroad, with train in a glossy metallic silver, very unusual effect. A Head Dress party in Philadelphia at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Big two page color ad for Schenley Blends.
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Life Magazine December 
                    23, 1940Life Magazine December 23, 1940 : Cover - Party time, Freddy Bradlee and Halldis Prince taxiing away from the first big cocktail party of New York's Christmas season.

Coventry is razed by German bombs - astounding photos, including St. Michael's cathedral. Knudsen challenges manufacturers to speed up arms production. US spends heavily for 1940 Christmas. Nice full page photo of Ethel Barrymore with bicycle in "The Corn is Green." The Mediterranean campaign by Major George Fielding Eliot. Greeks win freedom's first victory. Windsors once again set foot in America. Americans face decision on whether to feed Hitler's conquered Europe. Photo essay - Army morale - soldier-boy humor. Close-up : Lana Turner. Watches, pocket watches and wrist watches. Window gardening. Sweaters. Skating champion Erna Andersen holds daily practice on Rockefeller ice. Astronomy - Cunningham's comet is 1940 Christmas star. X-ray photographs. A Christmas party at the Park Avenue pent house of Publisher Conde Nast. Cute color "White Owl Cigars" ad with lady sitting on Santa's lap.
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                    Magazine December 30, 1940Life Magazine December 30, 1940: Cover - British army column of soldiers in Egypt.

Full page Association of American Railroads ad with freight trains hauling rock, gravel, ore, coal. Roosevelt devises plan to make America non-fighting ally of Britain. America posts the Statue of Liberty. Britons push Italians deeper into Libya. Navy plane crashes in Long Island Sound, kills James Stanley Tyler. Close-up : Buddy B.G. De Sylva. Fred Astaire plots new routines. A weekend at Smith College. Popular Calendar art, including pin-ups and artist Earl Moran, and Dionne Quintuplets. Photo essay - Life looks back on a year of Europe's war. Life presents a collection of Currier & Ives in color. A wealth of new colors lure women from dull hues - this is kind of a "right color to wear for your coloring" article, in color, about hair color. 1.0
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