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LIFE by Google

LIFE magazine and Google have teamed up to offer “millions of photographs from the LIFE archive” via Google search.

It’s the first collection to show how much Queen Victoria and Louis Armstrong look alike.

But let’s not be silly. The photos are full of wonderful surprises: Neil Armstrong lighting a cigar and looking like a flyboy instead of an icon, for instance.

A search for Harry Truman turns up photos of his brother, J. Vivian Truman. (Who knew?)

The photos go up through the 1970s, when LIFE stopped publishing as a weekly. What a run it was, and what a terrific resource it is.

Warm thanks to editor Paul Hehn for the tip-off on this swell new feature.

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