We talked earlier about how Google has added a ton of Life magazine images to its Image search database. Life magazine was always known for its fantastic photographs and adding them to a searchable database made your job as a history teacher just a bit easier.life mag

Well . . . Google Books just went one better. The Google Books blog announced this week that it has just posted online every, yes . . . every, issue published by Life magazine from 1936 to the 1970s.

We’ve partnered with Life Inc. to digitize LIFE Magazine’s entire run as a weekly: over 1,860 issues, covering the years from 1936 to 1972. Most of us are familiar with the term “American Century,” but chances are few of us have been able to read Henry Luce’s defining editorial in its original context, a 1941 issue of LIFE. You’ll be able to find and read Leonard McCombe’s iconic cover and photo essay on a Texas Cowboy and Richard Meryman’s famous last interview with Marilyn Monroe. You can find a 1968 cover story on Georgia O’Keeffe.

Just some amazing stuff!