Pictures from LIFE

When I was image searching for yesterday's Type Tuesday posts (Danny Kaye as the letter E), I stumbled into a new Google feature: the Life magazine photo archive.

"Only a very small percentage of these images have ever been published. The rest have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides, glass plates, etchings, and prints. We're digitizing them so that everyone can easily experience these fascinating moments in time. Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, we will be adding the entire LIFE archive — about 10 million photos."

I couldn't find anything about using the images online or purchasing the images for print publication, other than a link to purchase merchandise in the form of framed prints. (Images are copyright to Time Inc.)