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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
  

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Contents

Catalog of 1940 private planes
10
Airplanes (Private ownership), Airplanes, Light
President Roosevelt answers a call to run for a third term
15
Franklin Delano Roosevelt; 1882-1945, Democratic national conventions, Presidents (Term)
Honest Jim Farley bids farewell to politics as third termites triumph
19
James Aloysius Farley (American political leader.); 1888-1976
What the U.S.A. thinks about the war and defense
20
World War, 1939-1945 (Public opinion)
Portrait
21
Wendell Lewis Willkie; 1892-1944

Defenders of the British empire prepare for attack by their enemies
22
World War, 1939-1945 (Great Britain)
U.S. classics pack stadium
24
New York Philharmonic
Ford's grandson marries Anne McDonnell in major 1940 wedding
26
Henry Ford; 1917-1987
Japan forces Britain to close Burma road to war supplies for free China
28
Chinese-Japanese War, 1937-1945, Burma Road (China and Myanmar), Great Britain (Foreign relations, Japan), Japan (Foreign relations, Great Britain)
Girl lifeguards glamorize Manhattan beach
31
Lifeguards
Bird history is made with these close-ups of the aloof albatross
36
Albatrosses, Birds (Photographs)
Portrait
41
George Alexander DICK
Pennsylvania veterinary students learn a vital branch of medicine
41
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Artists in action steal the show at San Francisco fair
44
Artists, San Francisco (Calif.)Golden Gate international exposition/Art
Jolson comes back in new musical
60
Al Jolson; d. 1950
Hold on to your hats
60
Musicals, revues, etc (Reviews, Single works)
War has made it Europe's front door
65
Portugal
Dictator has built the nation
66
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar; 1889-1970
Portrait
67
Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmona; 1869-1951
Portrait
67
Manuel Goncalves Cerejeira
Europe in the spring
74
World War, 1939-1945 (Personal narratives), Europe
Plattsburg barracks where businessmen learn the rudiments of war
86
Military training camps

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