New York City, 1950. Photo by Elliott Erwitt. Buy it here.
A Mediterranean mantis. This photo is among the early entries in the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.
The Back Bay in progress. Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, looking west toward the intersection of Dartmouth Street, ca. 1872. The photo seems to have been taken from the tower of the First Baptist Church, on the corner of Clarendon Street. From the wonderful Flickr stream of the Boston Public Library.
Richard and Mildred Loving (1965), by Life photographer Grey Villet.
Exiled from their native Virginia for violating the state’s anti-miscegenation laws, the couple were the appellants in the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia (1967). The Lovings’ story is told here. More on the Life magazine photos here and here.