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It’s a summer Friday, so what not take advantage of that to announce that Contour by Getty Images–the agency’s celebrity photo archive–is now syndicating 30 years worth of photography from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. This is a very positive development, as the imagery has long been locked up by Time Warner, parent of SI. Now if you need to get you hands on pics of Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, or Tyra Banks, you’ll know where to go. (I suppose we could have a discussion about which was the all-time best model…but would that be too low-brow? Above: Christie Brinkley, Cancun, 1975, by Walter Iooss; below: Elle Macpherson, Grenadines, 1990, by Robert Hunziger. Go here for a look at the gallery.)–David Schonauer