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					Famous WWII Nurse's Passing Reminds of Importance of LIFE Photos
The recent passing of Edith Shain, the WWII nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous LIFE photo,
reminds us that the iconic photos that shaped the 20th Century--allowing us "to see life; to see
the world; to eyewitness great events … to see things thousands of miles away…”--chronicle
history better than any textbook ever could. For the first time ever, LIFE is making those original,
iconic photos available, offering them at public auction now through July 9.
(PRWEB) June 29, 2010 -- Partnering with Lelands.com, LIFE magazine is making available rare, original
images that have graced the pages of the magazine, via Lelands' current "Images of LIFE" Auction, now through
July 9.

 “We are always evaluating new opportunities to market and celebrate our famed photo collection, and are excited
to engage Lelands for their online auction experience,” says Jeff Burak, Director of Business Development for
LIFE.

 The original photos taken by some of the world’s most famous photographers, including Margaret Bourke-White,
Alfred Eisenstaedt and Gordon Parks, among others, are marked with the photographers' stamps and pen notations
on the verso.

 Nearly 200 lots of vintage photographs chosen from LIFE’s world-class archive collection will be offered.
Lelands.com chairman, Joshua Leland Evans, ecstatic over the project, said, “This is the photographic equivalent
of opening King Tut’s Tomb. We are honored to be chosen for this project--pinching ourselves to be included in
such an historic event.”

Photo subjects include celebrities, political figures, athletes, artists, and events such as:

 Hollywood:
 Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Dean Martin, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (at their wedding), Marlon
Brando, Sophia Loren (in her bathrobe!), Katherine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Gary Cooper, Fred
Astaire, Roy Rogers, Joan Crawford, Julie Newmar and Charles Boyer, Tallulah Bankhead, Betty Grable and
daughter, Bing Crosby, and many more.

US History:
JFK, Dr. Martin Luther King, FDR, Jacquelyn Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Gandhi, Fidel Castro, Evita Peron,
Mao Tse Tung, Richard Nixon, Alexander F. Kerensky, Franciso Franco, Nicholas II, Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince
Faisal Al Saud, among others.

Sports:
Mickey Mantle, Muhammad Ali, Willie Mays, Wilt Chamberlain, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Aaron, Lou
Gehrig, Satchel Paige, Rocky Marciano, Vince Lombardi, Bobby Fisher, Sam Snead, more.

The Arts:


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 Eisenstaedt's Brookyln Bridge, Pablo Picasso, Elvis Presley (carrying his Army gear in a snowstorm), Ernest
Hemingway, Ray Charles (playing chess!), Salvadore Dali, Louis Armstrong, Georgia O'Keeffe, Truman Capote
(ice skating!), Robert Frost, Dizzy Gillespie, Henri Matisse, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Chubby Checker,
Ayn Rand, Tennessee Miller, Arthur Miller, Albert Einstein, John Augustus, and more.

World History:
Woodstock, Nagasaki, Graf Zeppelin over Lakehurst, Buchenwald Prison, Hell's Angels, Ku Klux Klan, 30th
Annual Academy Awards, to name a few.

 Photos can be viewed online at Lelands.com until the auction closing date of July 9. Interested bidders must
submit initial bids by 9 PM on July 9, after registering on the website.

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