Time Magazine was founded in 1923 by Henry Luce. Published in New York City, Time Magazine was the cornerstone of a publishing empire that Luce built. Luce dominated the Time empire for decades, beginning with the first issue published and sold for the sum of fifteen cents. The original intention behind the magazine was to publish a magazine that could be read in one hour. A Yale grad, Luce had great expectations for the publication.
Time Magazine was the first media publication that used at the time, the new media radio, to promote another media publication. In this case, he used the radio media to promote his Time Magazine. Time had many features that were promoted including the use of photography and features on a regular basis for entertainment and people in the news. One of the most famous and enduring items that Time Magazine is known for is the person of the year. This feature receives worldwide attention, and creates both praise and criticism. Another popular feature that has endured the test of decades is the selection of the 100 most influential people of the year.
There was an incredible stable of photographers that Time had built up, and was known for over the years. Some of those in their own rights became quite famous. There is a series of Time Life images which have been produced as art prints- selecting a cross section of the Well documented photography of Time Life over the decades. This collection includes such Photographic images as- The Texaco Gas Station on highway 66, in black and white, Fans cheering the Pittsburgh Pirates from atop a cathedral on a metal beam, during the 1960 World
Series vs the New York Yankees, VJ Day in Times Square- New York city 1945- by celebrated photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, The Garment District, 1930 New York, by noted Life Photographer Margaret Bourke White, the classic black and white Central Park 1959, Claude Monet’s Country Estate, Giverny France 1979, and others that are featured in the collection of art/print posters from Time/Life magazine photographic archives.