From the press release:

More than 7 million photos from the Life and Getty Images photo collections are now available to consumers in the largest online photography site. The curated site features both rarely seen and iconic photos from the 1850s through today. More than 3,000 new photos from Getty Images award-winning photographers will be added to the site daily. Users will be able to rate, email, share, purchase, license photos and explore their world through the world’s greatest images in this user-friendly web site.

Other features include:

  • Photo Galleries: News, Celebrity, Sports, Travel, and Animals with the most relevant and timely photos featured daily
  • Gallery of the day’s top photos
  • Editor’s picks of photo galleries in categories relating to current events and other themes
  • Celebrity-curated galleries featuring their favorite photos by subject or topic

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Vintage Baseball Images

The New York Public Library Digital Gallery has half a million digitized images from the library’s collection. This is a fascinating resource, and I drop by every so often to browse through their holdings. Now that baseball season is behind us, those having an interest in the sport might enjoy visiting “America’s National Game,”a collection of early baseball photographs from the collection of Albert G. Spaulding. Many of these show 19th century portraits of players.

The Collection Guide gives a brief history of the collection, but it is the images themselves that caught my fancy. Click See all images to see the entire collection.

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