The Life magazine website has several cool slideshows, including "the best of 37 years in pictures." At left, professional dancers Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James demonstrate the Lindy Hop in the August 23, 1943 issue.
Another grouping chronicles artists painting and sculpting with nude models. Below, Model Doris Fischer takes a smoke break at the Art Institute of Chicago–affiliated school in Ox-Bow, Michigan, 1946. Quite bucolic!
Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men. Below, India, 1948; photograph by Volkmar Wentzel.