Google is now hosting millions of photos from LIFE Magazine in an online archive that goes back to 1860. Yes history buff, that’s the year that the Civil War started. Aside from being an amazing educational resource, it’s also a fun spot for browsing and searching for cool but completely random stuff — like flipping through old magazines at a flea market without the sneeze factor.
After the jump, we let Flavorpill staffers loose in the archive and asked them to send us the first photo that they stumbled across in the vault. Leave us a link to your own finds in the comments area.
Fernanda Diaz, Editorial Intern, Flavorwire.com: Mexico
The “New Look” Of Mexico City by Frank Scherschel
Leah Taylor, Managing Editor, Flavorpill NYC: Errol Flyn
Actor Sean Flynn, son of Errol Flynn by Allan Grant
Jonathan Rahmani, Designer, Flavorpill: women
Five Branded Women by Gjon Mili
Doug Levy, Senior Editor, Flavorpill: The Beatles
The Beatles by John Loengard
Tom Starkweather, Image Editor, Flavorpill: Larry Burrows
Audrey Mast, Managing Editor, Flavorpill CHI: cocktails
Morgan Phelps, Writer, Flavorpill CHI: September 21, 1959
Cover of LIFE magazine by Ralph Morse