Photo of U-M marching band drum major might be the happiest photo of all time
In a quest to look at iconic photographs in a new light, Life.com revisited an old favorite from Ann Arbor involving a drum major and seven children on Ferry Field that they say might be the happiest photo ever made.
Life.com features Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo of University of Michigan drum major Dick Scott practicing his high step before a game in 1950. Trailing behind Scott are seven of the happiest little children you’ll ever see.
Eisenstaedt was on assignment for Life in 1950, covering the University of Michigan marching band, when he shot the spontaneous moment.
Ben Cosgrove, editor of Life.com, has a full write up on the history of the photo. Read it here.