Friday, January 18, 2008

Library of Congress on Flickr!

The Library of Congress has really put their money where their mouth is when it comes to the notion of "public domain." In a landmark partnership, The Library of Congress has teamed up with the popular image sharing/networking website Flickr, posting over 3,000 photos from two of their most popular collections: "1930-40s in color" and "News in the 1910s." Best of all, they have only posted images with no known copyright restrictions. So, as well as I can understand, this means they are available for use.

The photo here is from the "1930-40s in color" collection, Vermont State Fair, September 1941. But check out the whole collection! Let's hope they continue on with the trend and add more photographs, and that other institutions follow suit!

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