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36 memorable Life magazine covers

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 36: The cover of Life magazine features a photograph of the Fort Peck Dam over the Missouri River, Montana, November 23, 1936. The was the magazine's first issue. (Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty Images)

Nov. 23, 1936

The magazine's first issue featured the iconic image of Fort Peck Dam, built over the Missouri River in Montana, U.S., by Margaret Bourke-White.

© Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty Images
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