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The New York Times Goes Social


The New York Times has launched a Tumblr blog titled "The Lively Morgue", an auxiliary site meant to showcase photographs from its archives.

According to the Times, images will pull from a repository of 5 to 6 million prints and 300,000 negatives dating back to 1896, when it first published an illustrated magazine. The archives also include 13,500 DVDs.

The site also features the notations on the back of the image, which include details about when and how often a photo was used.

The site, launched in February, will publish several new photographs each week, some of which will be available for purchase and some of which will be accompanied by a feature story on the Times' photography blog "Lens."