Life Magazine photographs, which chronicled in pictures many of the most important events of the 20st century, now have a 21st century way to be viewed with an a new iPad app.

The app description says the app offeres “millions” of “never-before-seen resolution” photos, which are organized into galleries, and can be found by either search/browser seven categories – Editor’s Picks, Most Popular, News, Celebrity, Sports, Travel and Animals – or by using the world map-based “Explorer” view. The app, released by parent company Time Inc., uses horizontal swiping and an “interactive filmstrip mode” to navigate the app.

The photos aren’t just historical ones either, with the app containing “This Week’s Best Photos” and a number of other contemporary galleries. Obviously as a photography app, we can only say so much – so here are a few shots from the free app that is available now in the iPad App Store:

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