Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Old photos

"Bloodstained coat worn by Yugoslav Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was slain by Gavrilo Prinzip in 1914, assassination triggering World War I"... and 10,000,000 other images from the LIFE magazine archives hosted by Google (most never published). If you are into old photos, this website is very good.

Japanese Americans being despatched to internment camps by Ansel Adams. Click on image for full size.

The photographs are often more detailed than they have ever been displayed. Modern digital impressions of the original negatives are often far better than even the very best prints published at the time.

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