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LIFE’s photos of polar regions now on Google

Google has just announced that they have begun making the entire 10-million photo archive of LIFE magazine available on their servers. To access the images just do an image search for a topic, adding “source:life” to your search query. Searching for ”antarctica source:life” or ”arctic source:life” serves up some stunning photography, most of it never published before. Here is just a small sampler:

imageLt.j.g. John Tuck in charge of Anundsen-Scott base in Antarctica. (1956)

imageBeautiful vistas of rocky escarpments, snow-topped peaks, as seen from low-flying plane.  (1956)

imageRussians at Mirny station entertaining visiting US scientists working on joint project in penguinology. (1964)

Google says that so far it has only added about 20% of LIFE’s photo archives to its servers, but that the rest will be available in the coming months, so check back often.

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Lucia Simion, Nov 24th, 2008:

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That’s a cool project and some of the antarctic photos are really beautiful.

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