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More Photos from the Library of Congress / flickr.com website

We wrote about the partnership between the U.S Library of Congress and the photo hosting website, flickr dot com, back in January on this Blog.

Today I was reminded by Genealogy Reviews Online about this excellent resource from an article that Tim wrote about a Blogger in Washington, DC who has looked up some old views of DC and then recreated them with modern day subjects in pose. Pretty neat.

So after taking another look and doing a “New York State” search of the LOC collection, found several, a few of which are posted here.

Catskill Farm Country – What’s not to love?
Typical Upstate New York Barn
Morner House Near Albany
Saratoga Convention 1912
Camouflage Class 1943
(At first I thought this might be the new Microsoft Touch Screen.)

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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 Flickr.com 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/. 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!

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