The Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination; The Mansell Collection from London; Dahlstrom glass plates of New York and environs from the 1880s; and the entire works left to the collection from LIFE photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen. These are just some of the things you’ll see in Google Image Search today.

We’re excited to announce the availability of never-before-seen images from the LIFE photo archive. This effort to bring offline images online was inspired by our mission to organize all the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s.


A young Al Franken demonstrating electricity at the Vatican, captured by Life Time photographers.

See The Collection Here


  1. #1 Ana
    February 18, 2009

    Very cool! Yet I’m sure there was something other than boxing going on in the 1970’s…

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    February 18, 2009

    No, that was pretty much it. But Ali wasn’t boxing. Ali was revolution. Ali was even a bit of anthropology. I’ll tell you that story some time.

  3. #3 Art
    February 19, 2009

    Are you sure that Al Franken isn’t introducing the Sith lords to electricity. That’s what it looks like to me. It would also go along with the idea that the liberals are helping the dark side.