A Rare Look Inside Corbis’ Underground Photo Preservation Facility

Bill Gates’ image licensing company Corbis has collection of more than 100 million photographs, including some of history’s most iconic images. CBS was recently given a rare peek inside the company’s photo preservation facility at Iron Mountain — a maximum security cold storage facility in a mine deep underground.

(via CBS via PopPhoto)

  • John Milleker

    Did anyone else cringe every time they touched an original print or negative without cotton gloves?

  • Brian C

    I was thinking the same thing. Both with the prints and the negatives.

  • Kai

    was the video removed? I cant open it anymore. always stops after the advertising…

  • Borut

    I was totally shocked when i saw touching originals (if they really are) without gloves :P

  • Michael
  • Anonymous

    saw this page bookmarked and very much liked what I read. I will surely bookmark it as well and also go through your other posts tonight.

  • climbing

    I’m pretty sure the negatives were actually protected by a plastic/glass film.

  • Richard Ford

    I’m always amazed at how people can bleach their teeth so sickly/fake white…