Alfred Eisenstaedt not get his photograph on to the cover of the first issue of Life. That distinction went to Margaret Bourke-White. The cover of the second issue was by Eisenstaedt, however, and nearly a hundred since. By his own reckoning he has been on 2,500 assignments for Life, a huge total even if spread over a long association.
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