Archive for February, 2010

100 Years Ago Today: “High prices for food can scarcely be blamed upon the original source of supply”

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Today in the Commons

New-York tribune
High prices for food can scarcely be blamed upon the original source of supply, February 27, 2010
Library of Congress: Chronicling America (Library of Congress) (DLC) – lccn.loc.gov/2007618519

View of cactus and surrounding area “Saguaros, Saguaro National Monument,” Arizona. (Vertical Orientation)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons

creator: Ansel Adams
View of cactus and surrounding area “Saguaros, Saguaro National Monument,” Arizona. (Vertical Orientation),
creation date: unknown
The U.S. National Archives: 79-AA-N05

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Recent Uploads to the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads
The National Library of Walesadditions to its Geoff Charles collection include a young Ian Williams, in 1941. Mr. Williams, if you’re out there, let us know! Ian Williams of Trewern, Welshpool who dug up a
Ian Williams of Trewern, Welshpool who dug up a “V-shaped” for victory potato
The Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian takes us underground in Lisbon – into the Metropolitano. Metropolitano de Lisboa, Portugal
Metropolitano de Lisboa, Portugal
The Oregon State University Archives has uploaded a new set of photographs of Native Americans, from the Gerald W. Williams Collection, and more images of infrastructure – this time bridges. Aerial view of the Pendleton Roundup
Aerial view of the Pendleton Roundup
It was a baseball kind of day (with a bit of football thrown in) for the Library of Congress’s Friday Bain Collection upload. Signs of spring? [John Brush Hempstead, son of the New York Giants president Harry Hempstead and grandson of the late John T. Brush (former president of the New York Giants), throws out first pitch of Game One of the 1913 World Series at the Polo Grounds, New York
John Brush Hempstead … throws out first pitch …
We’re catching up with the DC Public Library! New to the RSS feeds but less new to the Commons are nearly 40 mostly colorized views of the city of Washington, D.C., including some that seem awfully familiar.
shoveled sidewalks following the an 1899 snow storm
The LSE Library features Lord Beveridge: LSE student, director, and author of “the Beveridge Report (officially, the Social Insurance and Allied Services Report) of 1942, the basis of the 1945-51 Labour Government’s legislation program for social reform”. William Beveridge (centre) at Suffrage Fancy Ball, c1910
William Beveridge (centre) at Suffrage Fancy Ball, c1910
From the Swedish National Heritage Board, we present Stockholm’s Villa Bonnier, in autochromes. Villa Bonnier, Stockholm, Sweden
Villa Bonnier, Stockholm, Sweden
And the Bergen Public Library presents … the theater! The old theatre hall
The old theatre hall

Welcome the University of Washington Digital Collections to the Commons!

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News
Skier making a cornice jump near Edith Creek, Mount Rainier

Skier making a cornice jump near Edith Creek, Mount Rainier

What better way to make a landing in the Flickr Commons in late February 2010 — midway through the Winter Olympics — than with winter sports? The University of Washington (UW) Digital Collections made a strong landing today, with a particular focus on skiing. Skiing isn’t your thing? Perhaps you prefer snowshoeing, curling, sliding, or something like biathlon! And the view? Stunning!

Welcome to the Commons, UW!

Personal Connections: J.B. Joel

Posted by Penny in Personal Connections

After a lot of discussion had already taken place speculating on the identity of the man in this portrait in the Library of Congress’s Bain Collection, the first cousin (3x removed) of J.B. Joel posted a family history:

J.B. Joel

J.B. Joel, [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

Do you have a personal connection to a Commons photo? Noticed someone else’s in your Commons browsing? Let us know, in the Flickr Commons group!

Multnomah Falls: 1899, 2007

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Then and Now

Sometimes all that seems to change over time is where the photographer is standing, how the camera is held, the color in the photograph.

Multnomah Falls
Oregon State University Archives
Multnomah Falls Fluidity
SteveA. / (Gigapic)
THEN NOW

Happy Birthday to Ansel Adams!

Posted by zyrcster in Articles
"The Tetons - Snake River," Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Ansel Adams
“The Tetons – Snake River,” Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming., circa 1935
U.S. National Archives: 79-AA-G01

Indicommons celebrates Ansel Adams’ birthday today, February 20, with a selection of his images held by the U.S. National Archives. A statement from the National Archive’s website explains,

The original negatives were retained by Ansel Adams. Reproductions of items in this series are made from copy negatives produced by the National Archives. The photographic prints in this series are in the public domain. In correspondence dated August 18, 1942, from Adams to E. K. Burlew, First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior, Adams states that the photographs are the property of the U.S. Government. Ansel Adams visited the National Archives in 1979.

Looking across barren land to mountains,
Glacier National Park,
Montana
View with rock formation in foreground,
Grand Canyon National Park,
Arizona
Close in view, dark shadowed hills in foreground, mountains in background,
Rocky Mountain National Park,
Colorado
Corner view showing mostly left wall,
Acoma Pueblo National Historic Landmark,
New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park,
New Mexico
Front view of entrance,
Taos Pueblo National Historic Landmark,
New Mexico<
Front view of entrance,
Canyon de Chelly National Historic Landmark,
New Mexico
Taken at dusk or dawn from various angles during eruption.
Yellowstone National Park,
Wyoming

Luqaiot – Kittitas

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Luqaiot - Kittitas

creator: Edward S. Curtis
Luqaiot – Kittitas, c. 1907-1930
Smithsonian Institution: SIL7-058-09

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Oddities across the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Across The Commons

From a Flickr Gallery curated by david_cory, we bring you … Oddities from the Commons!

Ed E. Ford, comedian, at the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, ca. 1914 / photographer unknown
State Library of New South Wales
Library Mummers Play, 1980
Library Mummers Play, 1980
Poster for a side show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland (or, as David says, “Disturbing on many levels”)
Library of Congress
Hunter with 3 Foot Grasshopper
Galt Museum & Archives
Sea serpent visitors
Nantucket Historical Association

Check out the rest of David’s gallery for more Oddities from the Commons!

Recent Uploads to the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads
The Smithsonian Institution highlights the work of expressionist-influenced artist William Johnson, in William H. Johnson’s World on Paper – relief prints and serigraphs
Jitterbugs (III)
The National Library of Wales has uploaded photographs by photojournalist Geoff Charles (1909-2002), who worked for newspapers in north and mid Wales until his retirement in 1975.
Collection of scrap aluminium in Welshpool by the Women’s Voluntary Service
This week the Powerhouse Museum is all about Don Harkness – “pioneer in the Australian automotive and aeronautical industries, racing driver and record breaker”.
Sir Malcolm Campbell at the wheel of the “Bluebird”, with crowd, 1926 – 1936
The Florida Archives have begun adding photographs from the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, focused on doll-making.
Mary Billie and her daughter Claudia C. John holding handmade Seminole dolls
The Oregon State University Archives adds to the Commons a set of photographs and postcards of railroads and trains.
Loading logs at Clatskanie, Oregon
The Bibliothèque de Toulouse features the village of Cornusson.
Cornusson, juillet 1904
The Library of Congress’s Friday Bain collection upload includes World Series photos from 1913, but also entomologist Jean Henri Fabre.
Jean Henri Fabre
New photos of Spain from the Swedish National Heritage Board include this one, unidentified when uploaded – but not anymore.
Granada, Spain
We have more faculty and staff portraits from the LSE Library, including photos from this century – not something you might think of when you think of the Commons!
Patrick Dunleavy lecturing, c1990s