Google Image Life Archive

Now this is some cool stuff. Google images has archived over ten million photographs from Life Magazine, dating back to the 19th century. Many of these have never been published before. As far as I can tell the archive does not contain some of the more iconic images that Life has featured over the years. For example, John Kennedy Jr.’s salute at his father’s funeral is not included, although others from that day are. But what is there is pretty incredible. One of the best things about Google, for me at least, has always been the way they have plowed profits back into a continuing effort to get as much of the world’s information as possible online. This is another great step forward. You can access the archive’s front page and perform searches here. Have fun!

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