1985: THE AFGHAN GIRL (THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

28 June, 1985 26 comments

Sales: Unknown - Sources: Reliable Status: Big image / number of copies sold needed 

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«The girl put face to the refugees» (Steve McCurry)

Cover of the National Geographic Magazine, June 1985. The covers of this magazine are characterized by its large main picture and yellow edges.

Plastic beauty is very important in the front cover, although the media usually prefers photos that provoke scandals. However, beauty also sells and gives prestige to a mass media. Perhaps the next cover contains the world’s most famous photograph, on a par with Neil Armstrong’s stepping on the moon or the tragic atomic bomb.

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1928: DEAD! (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

13 January, 1928 7 comments

Sales: 1.000.000 copies – Sources: Reliable – Status: Big image needed 

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«The most famous tabloid photo of the decade» 
Time-Life Books (1969: 185): This fabulous century, 1920-1930. 

Front page of the New York Daily News (January 13 1928), regarded as the initiation of the tabloids. The newspaper titled "Dead!" with 172-points size font above the photo of Ruth Snyder on the electric chair. You can appreciate on the right the autopsy table to which her body was going to be transferred.

Had you ever seen a woman on the electric chair? Neither do I: not on films, never on the magazines… cos you are used to see men in that tragic situation. So maybe now you are shocked about the image of this front page of 1928. ¿What did this woman do to be in the electric chair?

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1902: HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL (McCLURE’S MAGAZINE)

1 October, 1902 10 comments

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«In 1904, female journalist Ida Tarbell exposed the unfair business 
practices of the Standard Oil Company. As a result of her expose, 
the government prosecuted the company under anti-trust legislation»
(The National Women's History Museum)

McClure's Magazine cover (November 1902). At the top we can read: ‘History of the Standard Oil, by Ida Tarbell’. The miniheadline had nothing in common with the illustration, although it is curious that they put angels to talk about the "mischiefs" of Rockefeller.

In the dawn of the Twentieth Century, John Davison Rockefeller was an oil tycoon who founded in 1870 the Standard Oil of Ohio (now ExxonMobil). Possibly he have been the richest man in History, as he was considered by the study ‘Top 10 Richest Men Of All Time’, which values his fortune in 323.4 billion dollars, while Bill Gates occupied the fourth place with “only” 124.000.000.000 $.

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