Young Woman Writing a Thank You Note to Her Boyfriend for the Skull of Japanese Soldier He Sent

A young woman from Arizona writing her Navy boyfriend a thank-you note for the Jap skull he sent her (May 22, 1944) Photo credit: Ralph Crane | LIFE magazine’s “Picture of the Week” A rare and disturbing photo, so much about this it’s still a mystery. We don’t know what became of the skull in … Read more

50 Photos of Rudolph Valentino — The Sex Symbol of the 1920s — During His Short Life

Rudolph Valentino was admired as the “Great Lover” of the 1920s. He was born on May 6, 1895 in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy. Valentino was an Italian actor in America who starred in popular silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. … Read more

McDonald Brothers in Front of Soon to Open 1st Ever McDonald’s (1948)

Innovation has been one of the major factors that has helped major businesses in history like McDonald’s stay ahead of the competition. McDonald’s drive-thru, for example, was the result of a problem they faced serving soldiers near a military base in Arizona. Soldiers in the area were not permitted to get out of their cars … Read more