New York Times Launches a Tumblr Site to Display Photo Archive

March 1st, 2012

New York Times - Lively-Morgue.jpgThe New York Times has an incredible
history of incredible stories and remarkable photographs. The new
Tumblr site launched by the storied newspaper lets you experience
both.

The site is known as The
Lively Morgue
, in reference to the paper’s photo archive which is
known simply as The Morgue. They’ll be updating the site weekly with
new pictures and a bit of context for the picture.

Commenting on the archive, the David W.
Dunlap of the New York Times said that there are at least five or six
million prints and plenty more negatives and contact sheets for an
estimated 10 million photos. “The picture archive also includes
13,500 DVDs, each storing about 4.7 gigabytes worth of imagery,”
he writes. That comes out to around 63,000 gigabytes worth of data.

The
Lively Morgue

(via PetaPixel)

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