Well, it's about time someone did something with all those old photos the New York Times has been sitting on for, oh, the past hundred and fifty years or so.
The Times recently launched a Tumblr site dedicated to sharing and archiving millions of historic photographs that might not have been seen and enjoyed otherwise. Here's more on their new site:
The New York Times has just launched a Tumblr blog called ‘ The Lively Morgue’ showcasing great photographs from their archives, accompanied by the notes that appear on the back of each one.
According to NYT social media editor Liz Heron, the blog “draws from the historical riches of [their] photography morgue” which houses some 5 to 6 million prints and 300, 000 sacks of negatives.
More interesting are the details that readers often don’t get to see—the scribbles and stamps on the reverse side of each photo that tells you when and how often a photo was used and in what context.
'The Lively Morgue' is essentially a collection of great black and white photographs that takes you on a nostalgic and historically important journey and at the same time, gives a peek into what goes on in the one of the world’s most established newsroom.
There isn't a ton of pics to peruse on The Lively Morgue just yet, but I'll be waiting
Link --via DesignTAXI