New Lease on ‘Life’ – Millions of the Magazine’s Images Have Been Put on Google with Help from a Frederick Company
Under contract to Life and Google, a Frederick-based imaging company has spent two years scanning those rare images, along with a few million others from the magazine archives. All told, some 20 technicians, working as a team about 16 hours a day, have scanned nearly 6 million images. Google has put about 2 million online: pictures of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preparing for the March on Washington, of Clark Gable at his home, of atomic bomb tests on Bikini atoll in the South Pacific, of Madame Curie in her lab and Louis Armstrong on his trumpet.