Mikey 2.0; or, More Photos from the LIFE Archives

Posted by Jim on Nov 19th, 2008
Nov 19

I spent a little time searching the LIFE photo archives at Google again today, in hopes of finding some good images to replace the default aurora image included with Leopard.  Here’s what I have installed.

On my main monitor I have this interesting image of passengers boarding a Pan-Am transatlantic flight in Paris.  It was taken by Peter Stackpole in 1952.  I like how the passengers on the stairs are only visible as shilouettes, but the crew members on the tarmac are mostly visible.

My second monitor features this great image of George Harrison and Bob Dylan on stage together.  It was taken at George’s Concert for Bangladesh, held in Madison Square Garden on August 1, 1971.  Dylan and Harrison were good friends, and I think you can really tell that from the Look Bob is giving George.  This was Bob’s first live performance in two years and he was nervous about performing because of this, but I think he’s enjoying himself on stage.  The arm you see on the right edge of the image belongs to Leon Russell.  There is a second image the includes Russell.

One last image I found and saved to my desktop pictures directory is this impressive shot of the Mall in Washington D.C. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  This is the event at which Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.  The number of people in this shot is staggering.  I can’t even tell where the stage is (if I remember it correctly, it was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which would be just outside of the frame).