01 February 2008

LOC Color Photos, History, and More!

For some of you readers this may be old hat, but for others, like myself, I've just discovered buried treasure in the form of LOC availability on Flickr.

The end result? LOC (Library of Congress) has in their words:

"...is beginning somewhat modestly, but we hope to learn a lot from it. Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist...."

Here's a few you might enjoy. Below the pics will be the links to their blog, Flickr page, LOC, and the Wikipedia entry. Have a good Friday!


( Civil Air Patrol Base, Bar Harbor, Maine. The hangar of Coastal Patrol #20)

( United Nations Fight for Freedom: Boy Scout in front of Capitol.)

(Coney Island, in Luna Park[between 1910 and 1915])

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