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The New York Times Launches Tumblr for Old Photos

It can be fun to look back on how things were many years ago. You can marvel at the lack of technology (“They had to wait hours to find out trivial news! That’s not living!”) or just laugh at some of the fashion choices. This is why we’re happy to hear that The New York Times has launched a Tumblr full of pictures that have been stashed away in its archives for decades.

Titled, “The Lively Morgue,” the site will post photos like the one above several times a week. There are captions to each picture, a way to click the image and view the back and a link to purchase prints.

“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,” writes David W. Dunlap, on The Lively Morgue’s “about” page.

[Image: Arthur Brower/The New York Times]

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New York Times Launches Photo Blog

lens.pngThe New York Times launched a new photojournalism blog, Lens, on its Web site Friday.

The blog, which already features some striking and beautiful photos, promises to offer “some of the most interesting visual and multimedia reporting: in photographs, videos, audio slide shows and any other medium that fits – our format.”

Added David W. Dunlap in Lens’ first post:

“Lens will be a showcase for the work of Times photographers, but it will also highlight the best images from other newspapers, magazines, news organizations and picture agencies, and from around the Web. It will point readers in the direction of important books, galleries and museum exhibitions. And it will draw on the Times‘s own pictorial archive, numbering in the millions of images and going back to the early 20th century.”

We’re going to keep our eye on Lens for interesting and inspiring photos. But we’re wondering, what do you think about it?