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PHOTOS OF THE DAY: From The New York Times’ “Lively Morgue”
May 14, 2012
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What's a "lively morgue" of photography? That's what the New York Times office calls their physical archives - the newspaper continues to store a massive amount of material from a time before the Internet, with photographs and documents spanning the long history of the publication.

The paper recently launched a Tumblr page called "Lively Morgue" to share some of the photographs and materials that they keep in the archive. There are shots of everything from Alfred Hitchcock to Quebec's Bonaventure Island to Depression-era farms on the Great Plains. Check out a few of the photos from the site below:

Hats In The White House, 1948

Yogi Berra's Hands, 1956

Alfred Hitchcock, 1976

Gannets on Bonaventure Island, Quebec, 1949

Field of Crops Ruined By Grasshoppers, 1931

This video offers a tour of the New York Times "morgue", and some reflections on why keeping old things around might be worthwhile:

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