19 October 2009
Google has digitized LIFE magazine
It was almost a year ago that Google made available the remarkable photograph archive of LIFE magazine. Ten million photos!
Now they have digitized not just the photographs, but the entire magazine - everything, including all the advertisements, beginning with the first issue in November of 1936, up through the end of 1972. They have also converted the tables of contents and the "story continues on page xyz" directions to links. The above are screenshots of pages from an issue in mid-1946.
Here is the link.
I don't need to warn you that you can expend endless hours exploring these archives. And a reminder that the material is copyrighted, so that use of images should be accompanied by an appropriate acknowledgement of the source.