Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gorgeous Photographs On-line.

What do these photographs have in common? Read below...

These gorgeous images are part of a pilot program between the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC) and an image sharing Social Networking website.

LOC & Flickr, what a concept! But when you think of it, you realize that this could be a VERY GOOD THING!

The Library of Congress now has its own Flickr page at The photos there are for users to tag, comment about, and provide more information on.

The LOC collection of photographs covers a lot of ground but they do have two sets of photos available: 1930s-1940s in Color, and News in the 19teens. Browsing through all of the photographs you will find all kinds of topics, from smokestacks to medals to cowboys to baseball players.

It will be noted that the catalog listing from LOC states "No known copyright restrictions." However if you plan on using these to illustrate your book, genealogy, website, or whatever, it would be a smart thing to research that part further.

So check these images out. This is American History in pictures, and glorious ones at that!



Please let us know what you find that is of interest to you by leaving a comment just below this entry.


lidigger said...

I already found some of World War II that I can use.

Thank you very much.

Long Island Digger

Anonymous said...

Your blog is outstanding!

Here is the url of the blog from the Archives of the Sandusky Library
if you would like to take a look:

unyg said...

Thank you for the kind words.

Please contact me by email and I will write up an announcement for our other Blog, Genealogy Miscellanea, which covers locations all over, not just Upstate New York.

Dick Hillenbrand