A Minnesota photo treasure trove emerges

It will actually be a worldwide treasure trove; Life magazine and Google have announced a partnership to make 10 million archival photos available online. CNet says 97 percent of the photos have never been publicly available before.

This is orgasmic for any lover of photography or history; the portal is here. A search for “Minnesota” yields these beauties:

1961 Minnesota Vikings
1961 Minnesota Vikings
University of Minnesota speech clinic
University of Minnesota speech clinic
Beauty queens
Beauty queens
Wild ricers
Wild ricers
Conscientious objector starvation studies, World War II
Conscientious objector starvation studies, World War II
Harold Stassen campaigning, 1946
Harold Stassen campaigning, 1946
U heart surgeons
U heart surgeons
Minnesota marshland moose
Minnesota marshland moose

I’m sure the Minnesota Historical Society’s photo database has some of these images already, but this will undoubtedly swell the state’s online album.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Mark Gisleson on 11/21/2008 - 12:14 pm.

    Wow, thanks! Already found some great pictures of HHH and Bobby Kennedy in Thailand.

  2. Anonymous Submitted by Anonymous on 11/22/2008 - 12:41 am.

    just one more reason the BrauBlog is a must-read. giving us links to treasure like this. thanks much.

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