Thursday, December 18, 2008

Millions of New Pics Online from LIFE

LIFE and Google just released over 10 million new pictures on the internet that have never been seen before.

These images can be found when conducting a search on Google.com or on Google Image Search. Users can also search through the LIFE Collection directly by visiting http://images.google.com/hosted/life.

The collection will be one of the largest collections of professional images on the internet and as the scanning project moves along, the images will become available.

This is ~70 years of photos folks.

On top of that, the LIFE Photo Archive will include
  • The Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination;
  • The Mansell Collection from London;
  • Dahlstrom glass plates of New York and environs from the 1880's;
  • Hugo Jaeger Nazi-era Germany 1937-1944;
  • DMI red-carpet celebrity shots;
  • Pix Inc. personalities;
  • the entire works left to the Collection from LIFE photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen.

Imagery will also be available to purchase through QOOP.com, a leader in online art sales.

All comments are welcome from Place of Thoughts readers.

source: Time Warner press release

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