Famed Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's classic images are an indelible part of history. His iconic portraits of the biggest figures of the 20th century -- including Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill -- along with his beautiful, poignant images of daily life made him one of the most published photojournalists in the world. He was the quintessential Life photographer with the unfailing ability to capture the defining moment.
Now 50 of the legendary photographer's photos are available through the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico through June 26, 2016.
The German-born photographer is perhaps best known for his iconic photo called "The Kiss" of a jubilant sailor kissing a nurse in New York City's Times Square celebrating VJ-Day on August 14, 1945, published on the cover of Life. His career spanned more than 50 years and truly defined photojournalism in the hey day of large format picture magazines such as Life and Look.
Here, Vice President-elect Lyndon B. Johnson chats with President-elect John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline at the President's Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., 1961.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani