Many of you are likely already familiar with The Lively Morgue, the Tumblr of archival New York Times pictures curated by photo editor Darcy Eveleigh. The stream is a wonderful walk down NYC memory lane, updated several times each week.
In an interview with Cult of Mac’s David Pierini, Eveleigh recalls how it all started:
Eveleigh became fascinated with the Times [photo] morgue on her very first trip shortly after she started in 2004. While working as a “floating” picture editor, she would take trips to the morgue during down time between assignments.
“One day very early on in the process I went down at around 11 a.m.,” she said. “Somewhere around 8 that night, my cellphone rang and it was my husband wondering where I was. I completely lost track of time, I was so wrapped up.”
The Times launched the partnered Tumblr site in 2012, after Everleigh initially showcased her findings on the blog “Lens.” The project also helps funnel eyeballs to a page where print reproductions can be purchased for $169.00.