The photojournalism career of Alfred Eisenstaedt, who died of a heart attack last week at age 96, began at a resort in Bohemia in 1926. Vacationing there with his parents, the man who would go on to capture the 20th century in the pages of LIFE magazine snapped this shot of an unidentified woman late one afternoon. He took the film home to Berlin, developed it in his bathroom and made his first sale ever, to a weekly magazine for $12. "Goodness," Eisie said to himself. "You get paid for pictures." With his work Eisenstaedt would go on to repay many times over the world he so felicitously documented.