Right in the middle of the heated debate about Google’s plan to scan countless books comes the announcement that it scanned all issues of LIFE magazine. Following the earlier press release the Google blog explicitely mentions the availability of iconic photographs like Eisensteins kissing couple on times square.
From the google blog:
Im excited to announce that starting today, visitors to Google Books will be able to search and browse even more magazines on Google Books. Weve partnered with Life Inc. to digitize LIFE Magazines entire run as a weekly: over 1,860 issues, covering the years from 1936 to 1972. Most of us are familiar with the term “American Century,” but chances are few of us have been able to read Henry Luces defining editorial in its original context, a 1941 issue of LIFE. Youll be able to find and read Leonard McCombe’s iconic cover and photo essay on a Texas Cowboy and Richard Merymans famous last interview with Marilyn Monroe. You can find a 1968 cover story on Georgia OKeeffe which you may want to read if youre visiting the Whitney Museum anytime soon.
via Inside Google Books.