Our friend and former colleague, Justin Thorp, scooped us a bit on the fact that we have added some additional photos to our Flickr account. (See our previous posts here and here.) Which suits me just fine; we love all Library fans!
It is true, under cover of night (OK, maybe not night, exactly), we added 50 images to the Bain Collection of news photographs from the early 1900s. The images are the most recent 50 included in our photo stream here. As always, tag away!
I’m told that we can now expect new batches of 50 photos to be uploaded on a fairly regular basis. Not quite sure yet if/when new collections will be added, but I keep putting in my own plug for our unrivaled Civil War collection. (I guess this is the part where I say that this is not an official position of the Library of Congress.) So stay tuned.
And because we government-types love to talk about results, there are some tangible outcomes of the Flickr pilot to report: As of this writing, 68 of our bibliographic records have been modified thanks to this project and all of those awesome Flickr members. To see those results, simply go to the Library’s Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) and enter the search term “Flickr.” I’ll see if I can update this post a little later with some favorite examples.
As a reminder, because this is a question we get quite a bit, if you are interested in high-res versions of the images, simply follow the link in each individual Flickr photo back to its corresponding image in the PPOC.
(Image above: “Home of F.E. Webber – destroyed – Geneva, N.Y. cyclone”)