Gottlieb on Flickr: The Final Touches

Portrait of William P. Gottlieb, Music Division, Library of Congress.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven months since we announced the Music Division’s William P. Gottlieb Collection joining the Library of Congress Flickr project. Clearly time flies when you’re having fun checking out Gottlieb’s stellar photographs, and here we are today uploading the last images in the collection. This week’s final batch of photos features portraits of many musicians including Mel Tormé (The Velvet Fog, Mary Lou Williams, the late Billy Taylor, and fittingly, portraits of Gottlieb himself.

We’ve really enjoyed joining the LC Flickr project with this wonderful collection of images that captured personalities and an environment that should fascinate jazz lovers for a long time to come. Flickr users’ comments on the photographs have ranged from expressions of excitement, to added descriptions of the locations and people in the photos, to links to YouTube videos showcasing performances by some of Gottlieb’s subjects – we love reading all of these. Thanks for your interest, and enjoy the final installment of the collection today!


  1. Carl
    February 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    You should put some rap musicians on Flickr.

  2. Cait Miller
    March 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Carl – Unfortunately, we don’t currently hold any photographs of rap artists in the Music Division’s collections. Rap music is certainly a culturally significant genre that will continue to captivate the attention of researchers, but as of now our holdings for rap-related materials are limited to books about rap music and artists. We appreciate your input and interest!

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