The 75 Best LIFE Covers of All Time
24th November, 2011
When LIFE magazine's premier issue hit newsstands on November 23, 1936, a star was born. With a simple red-and-white logo and distinctive, bold band anchoring its bottom edge, LIFE's cover was soon as recognizable an American icon as the spire of the Empire State Building.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the magazine's debut, LIFE.com presents, in chronological order, the 75 most moving, striking, beautiful LIFE covers of all time, as chosen by the site's editors. head over to the gallery to check them out.
Across seven decades, LIFE's 2,000-plus covers not only captured pivotal people and momentous events, but again and again defined and even, in some cases, helped shape the times. LIFE.com has also posted the complete archive of all 2,237 covers - they can be viewed here