- Silhouette kisses the nurse in the V-J Day celebration in Times Square, taking the place of the sailor in Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous photo. The sailor can be seen in the background.
- Sally Jupiter's retirement party recreates the Last Supper painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.
- The photo of The Comedian shaking hands with President Nixon is based on the photograph of Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley.
- The image of a peace protester placing a flower in a gun barrel mirrors the famous "Flower Power" photo taken by Bernie Boston in 1967. The scene itself also suggests a later event: the shooting of protesting students by National Guard soldiers at Kent State University in Ohio in 1970.
- Ozymandias outside Studio 54. The Village People can be seen behind him on his right, David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust is to the left and Mick Jagger can also be seen in the shot.