Jet Age Man

Light beams create a contour map of a human head during an Air Force study of jet-pilot helmets. (Ralph Morse—Time & Life PicturesGetty Images)

 

An air force pilot with patterns of light covering his face and shoulders is measured, like a contour map, for a perfect fitted flight helmet

Photo by Ralph Morse -Time & Life PicturesGetty Images (1954)

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I wish I could grow a beard

 

Fidel Castro has his beard touched during a visit to his hotel by youngsters who attended a Queens school with his son, April 24, 1959

Fidel Castro has his beard touched during a visit to his hotel by youngsters who attended a Queens school with his son. The boy was secretly living here while his father led the Cuban revolution. The kids are (l. to r.): Gene Wolf, Kathy Johnston, Kathy Tableman, David Friedlander, Karen Leland and Robert Boyle.

Photo by Bob Henriques/Magnum (1959)