Wednesday, January 7, 2009

LIFE Comes to Google

Need to find more Web activities to fill your day? You can now search millions of images from the LIFE magazine photo archive, stretching from 1750s etchings to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint efforts of LIFE and Google:
Only a very small percentage of these images have ever been published. The rest have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides, glass plates, etchings, and prints. We're digitizing them so that everyone can easily experience these fascinating moments in time. Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, we will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos.
Have fun!

(Pictured: Iconic LIFE photo of sailor kissing nurse in Times Square during impromptu VJ Day celebration, following announcement of the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII. Shot August 14, 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.)

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