Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Online Life



The pictorial archives of Life Magazine have just been made available on google images! I tried looking at the food photos from the 1940s, and found these pictures on the care and use of electrical appliances of that era. Fun, fun, fun!

As a lover of pictures (and a childhood reader of Life, but who wasn't) -- I'm really excited about what access to this archive can deliver. And as a user of Google's image search I expect one really great improvement: the archive must have been professionally indexed. As a result, I hope this will make searching much more efficient. Google image searches until now have depended on the source of the image to provide (almost randomly in some cases) an appropriate tag for the subject of the picture.

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Great fun! Thanks for the heads-up.