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Nov192008

Google’s LIFE Photo Archive on Google Image Search

Singer Madonna (L) w. D.J. Jellybean Benitez (R) at opening of video club Google with Life magazine has released images from the LIFE photo archive on Google Image Search — collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s. According to Google about 20 percent (2 million photos) of the collection is online; during the next few months, about 10 million photos will be added to the entire LIFE archive.

The actual search behind this is a regular Google image but with the parameter source:life in the query. Once you are in the archive, you’ll also notice that you can access a rich full-size, full-screen version of each image simply by clicking on the picture itself in the landing page. If you decide you really like one of these images, high-quality framed prints can be purchased from LIFE at the click of a button.

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