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Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Photochroms Give Us Holland’s Nice, Bright Colors

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The Library’s Prints and Photographs Division has added 116 photocrom travel views of the Netherlands from 100 years ago to our Flickr page, bringing the total number of photochroms on Flickr to 773. Photochroms, published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s, are prints that were created by the Photoglob Company in Z├╝rich, Switzerland, and the …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Lincoln Photos Added to Library's Flickr Stream

Posted by: Matt Raymond

The general webby reaction to our pilot project with Flickr, which launched “The Commons,” has been rather Oliver Twist-like: “More, please!” We started with thousands of Bain news photos from the 1910s and color images from the 1930s and 1940s (a project of the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information). For Veterans …