Wednesday, November 19, 2008

LIFE photo archive in google images

Google has launched a hosted collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE Magazine.

Apparently only a small percentage of these images have been published; the remainder come from their photo archive. Google is digitizing them: 20 percent of the collection is online, and hey are working toward he goal of having all 10 million photos online.

There are some great Civil War, WWI, WWII and Vietnam war images, portraits of Queen Victoria and Czar Nicholas, civil rights-era documentation, and early images of Disneyland. There are photographs by Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Carl Mydans, and Larry Burrows, among others.

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