[EAS] LIFE Photo Archive

Peter J. Kindlmann pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Sat Dec 13 22:16:03 EST 2008

For a change of pace, let me alert you to this site, a wide and long 
memory lane from all the famous LIFE photographers over the decades, 
about oil booms and depressions, holiday celebrations and far away 
places.  --PJK

from <http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2008/scout-081212.php>

LIFE Photo Archive

Anyone can type in a simple image search into Google, but this new
initiative sponsored by both LIFE and Google takes these searches to a whole
new (and rather interesting) level. Working together, the two businesses
brought together several million images from the 1750s to the present day.
Many of the images have never been seen before, and it's quite a bit of fun
just to look around their offerings. On the site's homepage, visitors can
browse photos by decade, or by a set of basic categories that include
"People", "Places", "Events", and "Sports". These categories include
everything from Jacqueline Kennedy to the Winter Olympics. If visitors like
certain shots, they also have the option to purchase various prints from the
site. It's also a bit fun to type in any number of phrases to see what they
offer, such as "medicine ball", "lacrosse", or "Robert Maynard Hutchins".

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