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November 18, 2008

Life Magazine Photos Online Now

They said it would be "sometime next year," but the Life Magazine photo archive is already available online. The archive is being hosted by Google. You can start here or simply insert source:life into any regular Google search.

Some samples:
Joan, Christina & Christopher Crawford
Joan, Christina and Christopher Crawford in 1945.

Ring Lardner, Jr. 1937
Ring Lardner, Jr. in 1937.

Gen. Jan Christiaan Smuts President of S. Africa at UN Conference San Francisco 1945
General Jan Christiaan Smuts, President of South Africa at UN Conference in San Francisco, 1945.

Faneuil Hall 1944
Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1944.

Kansas City 1936
Aerial view of downtown Kansas City, Mo., 1936, looking southeast.

Formosas Boy Battalion 1951
Formosa's Boy Battalion, 1951.

Palm Desert development 1962
A Palm Desert development in 1962.
(See comment below.)

Thomas Hart Benton's Model 1939
Thomas Hart Benton's model for "Persephone" 1939.
Here is a photo of Benton's painting that hangs in the Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City:

Filed under Photography | permalink | November 18, 2008 at 03:44 PM


No way is that Palm Desert. I think it's Camelback Mountain in Phoenix & somebody in the Life archives messed up.

Posted by: susan m at Nov 19, 2008 7:39:53 PM

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