Google to Host LIFE Magazine’s Photo Archive
Google has announced that they’re now hosting LIFE magazine’s massive photo archive online. Google images will now contain one of the world’s biggest photo collections, with images and etchings from the 1750’s to present day. Around 10 million images will be available, and reportedly 97% of them have never been published before. Former TIME publisher Henry Luce’s collection is included as well which contains the entire works of Life photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili and Nina Leen, the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination; Dahlstrom glass plates of New York from the 1880’s; and Hugo Jaeger’s images of Nazi-era Germany. Hi-res images are available for free online, and print versions can be purchased straight from Google. This initiative is part of Google’s ongoing mission to “organize all the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”.