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PixelTricks
11-19-2008, 02:39 PM
They say they only have 20% of the time-life image library online, but the rest is suppose to be online soon. Great source for references and inspiration.
http://images.google.com/hosted/life

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/life-photo-archive-available-on-google.html

The Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination; The Mansell Collection from London; Dahlstrom glass plates of New York and environs from the 1880s; and the entire works left to the collection from LIFE photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen. These are just some of the things you'll see in Google Image Search today.

We're excited to announce the availability of never-before-seen images from the LIFE photo archive. This effort to bring offline images online was inspired by our mission to organize all the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. This collection (http://images.google.com/hosted/life) of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s.

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.


has been a thrill for us to explore this archive, filled with images captured by LIFE's famous photographers. See masters like Alfred Eisenstaedt (http://images.google.com/images?q=Alfred+Eisenstaedt+source%3Alife) and Margaret Bourke-White (http://images.google.com/images?q=Margaret+Bourke-White+source%3Alife) documenting pivotal world events, capturing the evolution of lifestyles and fashions, and opening windows into the lives of celebrities and everyday people.

One of our favorites is this classic Eisenstaedt image of children watching a puppet show.

LucentDreams
11-19-2008, 07:37 PM
Man is that cool, I mean look at the 1950's Walt disney section some great stuff there, and a lot of really awesome photos throughout.

http://images.google.com/images?&hl=en&q=1950s+Walt+Disney+source:life&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20

DuttyFoot
11-19-2008, 08:39 PM
wow, thats pretty cool

DigitalNeutrinos
11-20-2008, 07:10 PM
I saw this yesterday, some very cool photos in there , but someone please tell me something is this a photo or drawing???

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=1910s+World+War+I+source:life&imgurl=1a52b9d8e3e5f7fc


"Date taken:March 22, 1916" ?? but it says that on some that are clearly drawings.

grahamef
11-20-2008, 08:27 PM
I saw this yesterday, some very cool photos in there , but someone please tell me something is this a photo or drawing???

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=1910s+World+War+I+source:life&imgurl=1a52b9d8e3e5f7fc


"Date taken:March 22, 1916" ?? but it says that on some that are clearly drawings.

I'd say that's a photo with some ink drawn on top, presumably to enhance contrast and detail. It's something I've seen fairly often in older photographs especially those reproduced in books and magazines.

PixelTricks
11-21-2008, 01:40 PM
I saw this yesterday, some very cool photos in there , but someone please tell me something is this a photo or drawing???

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=1910s+World+War+I+source:life&imgurl=1a52b9d8e3e5f7fc


"Date taken:March 22, 1916" ?? but it says that on some that are clearly drawings.

Looks like a photo.
Some may say a date like 1916, but that doesn't mean they were taken with the tech of 1916. Cameras were very precious items at the time so even really old models stayed in use for a long time.

I think they need to clarify a bit when they list date, if it is the date of the photograph/drawing was taken or if it is the date it was discovered/added to someones collection. Drawings especially since we know that if we are seeing it someone scanned/photographed it at a later date.

meats
11-22-2008, 04:59 PM
I saw this yesterday, some very cool photos in there , but someone please tell me something is this a photo or drawing???

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=1910s+World+War+I+source:life&imgurl=1a52b9d8e3e5f7fc



Reminds me of "Donnie Darko", pretty creepy.

I'm really happy about Life putting their images online, I loved the magazines when I was growing up. I'm sure everything will be available online within a few years.

vlad74
11-22-2008, 06:11 PM
Really awesome!

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