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Life Magazine Photos Go Online

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Google has done a deal with Life magazine to put its entire photo archive online. The iconic collection of pictures is now available in part, and eventually there will be around 10 million images, 97% of which have never been seen before. There will also be work from other archives, the Guardian reports.

The collection will contain the entire work of such esteemed photographers as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili and Nina Leen, and images of people and events from the 20th century captured for Life.

RJ Pittman, the director of product management at Google, said:

"We are very excited to bring this amazing collection of photos and etchings from the archives to the internet. With so many never before seen images, this is going to be a real benefit to the public."

The material will be available via Google Image Search. Life is no longer published, but still exists as a website.