I don’t think there is an adult alive today that doesn’t remember at least one iconic photograph that appeared on the cover of Time’s LIFE magazine. Those photographs from as early as the 1750’s to now have chronicled our world and our place on it. Well word comes from Mashable’s Adam Ostrow that Google has begun adding the roughly 10 million images from the LIFE library to Google’s Image archives.
At this point they have managed to get 2 million images stored into the archives and to celebrate they have launched a special page for the growing collection. As well you can append “source:life” to any of your Google images searches so that the results will include photos from the magazine.
Far more than their questionable book scanning project I think this joint project between Google and Time LIFE is a great idea with my only concern being how others will be able to use them. I looked around but I couldn’t find anything regarding republishing them as parts of other works. hopefully that will get cleared up soon.