But I wanted to share the sensational news that Life Magazine has opened its photography archives.
This gives us an extraordinary opportunity to tour American culture. I for one will be wandering the halls of this archive this holiday season.
To the right is a photograph by Nina Leen. It shows Mr. and Mrs. Benot in Macy's Department Store in 1949. Mr. Benot looks on (and holds purse) while Mrs. Benot tries on a knock-off of Rita Hayworth's wedding dress.
It makes the heart ache. The expressions of the Benot's, the depth of the moment, the delicacy of the image, as something comes streaming out of Hollywood into the lives of these "average" Americans.
Hat's off to Google, Life and Macy's for their willingness to share this holiday season
For more from Google and Life, go here.