Life photo archive

I came accross this archive of Life magazine photos.  I became a fan in my childhood since my parents had one or two books with pictures from the magazine (I was especially a fan of this one by Robert Capa).

I immediately made two searches: Mexico & Finland, naturally.  Most pictures of Mexico are of the 60’s, around the time of the 1968 Olympics, whereas most pictures of Finland are of the 40’s, especially of the Winter War.

One of the images that impacted me the most, however, was of Viipuri, which back then looked just like any other Finnish city.  I’ve been there a few years ago on my way to St. Petersburg, and let’s say that there have been a few changes after it became part of Russia.

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