Hopeful starlets, Los Angeles, 1946. Photograph by Bob Landry for LIFE. Via Retronaut.
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1940. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Second Position of ballet’s five basic positions demonstrated by ballet student Edwina Seaver. In this position, the heels are separated, toes out. #2 of sequence of 5.
British black-propaganda postcard, delivered in Germany in December 1941.
Produced in late November 1941, depicting a fat girl holding a bottle of champagne and a pig (from a 1916 picture) with the text, “What, England starving us out? No way!”
From the article British Black Postcards of World War II on psywar.org:
Many types of philatelic propaganda were produced by both the Axis and the Allied powers during World War II. “White,” “gray,” and “black” propaganda in the form of forged and parodied stamps, postcards, letters, and letter sheets rolled off the presses on both sides of the lines. […] “Black” propaganda, the type associated with covert psychological warfare operations, purports to emanate from a source other than the true one. Examples include forged identity cards and ration coupons, counterfeit currency, and propaganda letters and postcards.
Photo by Nina Leen. Webster Groves, Missouri, 1944. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Six HS sorority girls re-enacting solemn, secret initiation ritual by candlelight for photographer because only a real member has ever seen the real thing.