You might have found out, by now, that Google has uploaded Life magazine's trove of photographs from the 1860s onwards onto their formidable servers. They are of decent quality - with some tags/Labels. The viewer, of course, cannot add their own notations, labels and tags. ((If they did allow it, I could tell them that the shopkeepers are obviously not posing in front of their "spice store" but their local optician)) I would have liked to see this in Flickr with their level of user-interaction. These photos need metadata, folks. Us historians cannot make sense or teach from them, unless you let us interact with the metadata. Not to mention that I would have loved to see a "page scan" along with the photograph to get a sense of how these images were consumed upon initial reception. As it is, I am not even sure if the "Date taken" corresponds to the date of issue or not.
Some newfound favorites:
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=Taj+Mahal+source:life&imgurl=92823903b25f2771 I like this one. I'd love to see what snapshots she got!
Loved the Quaid's and Fatima Jinnah Photo... how beautiful their faces are there... :)
There is a healthy helping of pictures of Air India flight attendants, like this one who's handing out "spices to Madrasi Brahmin passenger during trip across India." http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=india+source:life&imgurl=7ea59ef563b624a5 And this 1946 pic of vultures eating corpses after Hindu-Muslim riots: http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=india+source:life&imgurl=539db99cdc727a49
[...] discussion has been the new Life Magazine collection hosted by Google Images: you can see examples here, here and here, among others. Speaking of photographs, one of the advantages of digital collections [...]