Jump to content

LIFE Magazine photos now on Google


Recommended Posts

If you type in ship names, naval battles, etc. quite a bit comes up. I found this sailor using the keyword naval[/b

 

Oh, there are US Navy photos and some truly excellent ones, I meant just not as many in the archives as there are Ground force photos.

Link to post
Share on other sites

There's tons of stuff on here... it just keeps getting better and better!

P_40_Assembly.jpg

Flying_Tigers.jpg

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

donation2017.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif


Link to post
Share on other sites

My boss is going to be mad at you! :D This could keep me entertained for hours! Thanks for posting this.

" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

Link to post
Share on other sites
This life archive is really becomming an obsession, i just cant stop !

 

May I suggest a most unusual but awesome link ? Have a look!

 

http://images.google.ch/images?um=1&hl...y+source%3Alife

 

Color pictures of the French troops in Italy in 44 - The pictures are just amazing!

 

Interesting collection. There are a number of female soldiers in this set. Any idea who they were? Medical? Admin?

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

donation2017.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tip! There are really some nice (colour) pictures to be seen on that page.

Here are 2 nice colour pictures for example:

 

Both were taken on the same date according to attached information:

December 20th, 1944 the Battle of the Bulge

 

11306456td8.jpg

 

 

ardennesof8.jpg

 

 

Enjoy!!

Interested in the 17th Airborne Division & 8th Armored Division!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have spent the whole evening looking at incredible photos!

 

Simply amazing!!! Here is just one of them

 

4fzr05.jpg

 

 

 

Many thanks for the info thumbsup.gif

 

 

I go back to this website...

 

 

Yannick

In memory of S/Sgt Sherwood H. Hallman (PA) F co, 175th Rgt, 29th division, BSM, PH w/olc (wounded in action june 8th in Normandy), MEDAL OF HONOR for action at Ilioc farm, Plouzané Sept 11 1944, KIA near Fort Keranroux, Brest Sept 14 1944. His son Sherwood Hallman II wearing the Medal. All my love to my adoptive family in Pennsylvania USA and to all my veteran friends.
You're the best!
29 LET'S GO!



donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gif
donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting photos indeed!

 

This series of photos is about a former GI and his bride touring the battlefields where he fought in WW2. The photos were taken in 1947.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=w...07578c9210b945e

“There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess.The undertakers are winning.The politicians who talk about the glory of it.The old men who talk about the need of it.The soldiers, well, they just wanna go home.” Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

 

donation2007.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
Hello,

 

It looks like they removed all Robert Capa's pictures on the Google/Life archive.

 

Salerno/Normandy/Cherbourg/Varsity Capa pictures are no more available.

 

Does anyone have more info about that ?

 

Interesting - they have photos of him, buy by him. Since he worked for Life when he took the photos, they would own the copyrights, but it may be that he or his estate somehow acquired rights to them over the years and thus they had to pull them from Google.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have made an in-deep search about Capa's pictures and yes, they are all gone.

 

There were a lot of Capa photos of Sicily, Normandy (Beaches, Paras, 2nd armoured camo, Cherbourg, German POW's),

pictures of the Rangers and 36th Div at Salerno, pictures of Varsity) all in big format! Everything is gone.

 

Fortunately I was able to get the German POW pics and the Varsity pics on a French forum here are the links:

 

German POWs

http://militaria-reconstit.forumsactifs.co...-capa-t2605.htm

 

Varsity

http://militaria-reconstit.forumsactifs.co...rsity-t2687.htm

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Thunderbird Medic at Anzio - note tape 'red cross' on front of helmet

 

American soldier E. Armitage, a company aid medic, enjoying rare sunshine during a lull in the battle for Anzio.

Location: Anzio, Italy

Date taken: April 1944

Photographer: George Silk

Size: 1030 x 1280 pixels (14.3 x 17.8 inches)

 

Thunderbirds of M Company (regiment unknown)

 

American soldiers of M Company resting on the banks of a canal at a "rest camp" behind the front lines where the men go for a 48 hour break from the fighting.

Location: Anzio, Italy

Date taken: April 1944

Photographer: George Silk

Size: 1032 x 1280 pixels (14.3 x 17.8 inches)

 

You're not even safe in the field hospital at Anzio

 

Private Robert Scullion holding Purple Heart he was awarded after being wounded by shellfire while in the hospital (note schrapnel holes in tent wall)

Location: Anzio, Italy

Date taken: May 1944

Photographer: George Silk

Size: 847 x 1280 pixels (11.8 x 17.8 inches)

45th_medic.jpg

45th.jpg

45th_b.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

This photo really took me by surprise

 

Marine Col. Francis I. Fenton kneeling over the flag-draped corpse of his 19-yr-old son, PFC Michael Fenton, who was killed in action; Michael was a scout-sniper in the 1st Marine Div. in which his father is regimental commander.

Location: Okinawa, Japan

Date taken: June 14, 1945

Size: 1280 x 978 pixels (17.8 x 13.6 inches)

PFC_Fenton_KIA.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes....LIFE magazine has many, many good photos and I have seen them listed via google.

I pulled up a load of great photos the other week, and couldn't get over the images.

Very good stuff! Cheers.

Duffy

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

donation2017.gif

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 weeks later...
I know this thread is a bit old, but I just had to give thanks for this great resource.

 

Yes I keep going back to that and discovering new things. I will say that for those who have not visited this archive, this will a photographic view of war, warriors and history unlike anything you have ever seen in any book. This is due in part to the fact that almost every such photograph we have seen our lives has been a halftone printed photo which is a very low resolution way to reproduce a photographic negative, which is extremely high resolution. When you scan a negative (or even an original photographic print) and display it on a computer screen it's possible to see detail that just does not exisit in a photo printed in a book, magazine or newspaper.

 

As an example I scanned a photo from a book and enlarged it 300% and then did a screen capture of one of the LIFE/Google archive photos and enlarged that 300%:

 

halftone.jpg

 

photodots.jpg

 

Until these LIFE photos were added to the Google archives, almost every old photo we saw online had been scanned from an old book or other printed publication. The LIFE photos are direct from negatives and, again, the visual perspective is unlike anything we have seen before: think of it as "HD photos" although the difference between scanned halftone images and scanned photo negatives may even more than they difference between old standard definition video and HD.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I took a shot at trying to clean it up a bit more with Photoshop. It pixilated a little bit, but that might be because I used the photo posted on the forum. But I agree... these are excellent quality compared to the one's copied from the original publications. It has to do with the dot pattern used in the printing process, as opposed to a digital copy taken from an original.

Life_enlargement_b.JPG

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

donation2017.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Question for the Life Magazine photo gurus - How do we find a specific cover shot? I am looking for the 5 July 43 cover that was for the issue listing America's Combat Dead.

 

Thanks

 

D

danshanower.jpg

R.I.P. Commander Dan Shanower, KIA 9/11/01

"Freedom Isn't Free" US Naval Institute, Proceedings, 1997

 

 

donation2008.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
Question for the Life Magazine photo gurus - How do we find a specific cover shot? I am looking for the 5 July 43 cover that was for the issue listing America's Combat Dead.

 

Thanks

 

D

 

It appears that issue is not in the Google/Life archives. The only sources are the small images that show up in Ebay listings:

 

1943life.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
It appears that issue is not in the Google/Life archives. The only sources are the small images that show up in Ebay listings:

 

post-214-1238422809.jpg

 

Thanks. Hopefully they will get to it sooner or later. Those happen to be EMs from the 324th FG burying one of their own in North Africa.

 

D

danshanower.jpg

R.I.P. Commander Dan Shanower, KIA 9/11/01

"Freedom Isn't Free" US Naval Institute, Proceedings, 1997

 

 

donation2008.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.