Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Lively Morgue

A "morgue" of photographs from old newspaper articles. The lack of context on many of them just makes them all the more interesting.

If we posted 10 new archival pictures every weekday on Tumblr, just from our print collection, we wouldn’t have the whole thing online until the year 3935.

That’s a bit too ambitious. Instead, we’ll be dipping in and publishing several photographs each week...

We’re eager to share historical riches that have been locked away from public view, and have been awaiting a platform like Tumblr that makes it easy to do so. We hope you’ll enjoy the serendipity of discovery, that you’ll know something of the thrill we feel when we unlock the door of the morgue and walk into a treasure house made of filing cabinets, index cards, manila folders and more 8-by-10s than anyone can count.

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