August 10, 2020

Finding Resources: Library of Congress Flickr Commons

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The Library of Congress collaborated with Flickr in 2007 to launch the Commons with the mission of providing another outlet for copyright free images from its collections and the goal of enjoining the Flickr community to contribute information about the sources: “Please help make the photographs you enjoy more discoverable by adding tags and leaving comments. Your contributions and knowledge make these photos even richer.”

Starting out with 3,100 images, the Library photostream has more than tripled in volume and includes all types of images as well as historical newspapers. Additionally, community captions have been incorporated back into the Library’s own source records. See what’s on offer and join in on the fun by clicking the links below.

Library of Congress Flickr Photostream

Library of Congress Flickr Albums

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