Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Long Look at Life

As countless others have recently noted, Google has teamed up with Life to create a mammoth searchable archive of the magazine's photos, including lots of shots that never ran. I believe there are two million online now, with plans for ten million. This being Life, many of the shots are famous, even iconic, like this one of Mickey Mantle tossing his helmet in frustration:


But the true joys of the collection are found in lesser known shots, like this one of Mantle at home with his son, and this one of him attending to his legendarily battered knees.

I also like this, from a Texas murder trial in 1952:


Both shots shown in this post were taken by John Dominis. Head to the archive for more, but be prepared to lose a few hours.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

Check out Mantle's forearm. He looks like Popeye.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

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THE GALLERY IS LOCATED IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.

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THANK YOU.

11:32 PM  

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