Archive for March, 2010

Recent Uploads to the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads
LSE Library has added more staff portraits from the 1970s-90s to its Commons collection. Did you study at the London School of Economics? Find the staff, faculty, visitors, and fellow students you remember, and tell us about them! Donald Cameron Watt, c1980
Donald Cameron Watt, c1980
Oregon State University rushes into spring with rushing waters and steadfast stones. Waterfall at Hug Point
Waterfall at Hug Point
The Galt Museum & Archives have released a set from Lethbridge photographer William Fruet, “the school photographer,” most of whose photographs turn out to be not what he was known for.
A discussion at the Ladies and Escorts entrance of the York Hotel
Do you remember that Science Fair, and Science Talent Search? The Smithsonian does! And don’t miss what’s new in the Women in Science set. Taimi Toffer Anderson (1937- ), 1956
Taimi Toffer Anderson (1937- ), 1956
Our tour of Lisbon continues, as the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian takes us to the Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira. And how will we get there? By train! Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, Lisboa, Portugal
Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, Lisboa, Portugal
The Powerhouse Museum introduces the Bob Lucas Archive, illustrating “the donor’s life and career in cinema exhibition from the mid 1920s to the late 1980s and offer a highly detailed and personal insight into the activities of a chief technical officer of a premier cinema chain.” R.J. (Bob) Lucas and unidentified woman looking at a Centrex projector, 1940 - 1949
R.J. (Bob) Lucas and unidentified woman looking at a Centrex projector, 1940-1949
There’s more regional “colour” from the National Library of Wales‘ Geoff Charles collection …
Double wedding at Llanrhaeadr – Agnes Della Morris to Mr D Noseworthy and Joan Brown to Mr F Telling
… and more fishy stories from the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Debbie Waterman and Peggy Stephens happily display their tripletail catch off Sanibel Island: Lee County, Florida
The Swedish National Heritage Board travels to Brittany – it thinks. Can you help?
Building in unidentified town, France
The Brooklyn Museumis back overseas, in Italian Cathedrals.
Cathedral, Conversano, Italy.
The Library of Congress’s Friday Bain upload has baseball, a bull, and … fusion floats?
Fusion Floats

And of course, don’t miss the most recent Commons institution: The National Archives UK!

Chag Pesach sameach!

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Uncategorized
1944 Passover for members of the Armed Services in Washington, DC

1944 Passover for members of the Armed Services in Washington, DC

From Indicommons and the Jewish Women’s Archives, a happy Passover – gut yomtov!

How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold; don’t allow strangers to kiss or touch your child

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold; don't allow strangers to kiss or touch your child

Printer: Mospoligraf
Publisher: Gosmedizdat
How to feed a child when the mother has a cough and cold; don’t allow strangers to kiss or touch your child,
1930
LSE Library: COLL MISC 0719/9

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Welcome to the Commons, National Archives UK!

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News
PM Walkabout [ Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson at a National Coal Board gala in Wakefield, 17th June 1967]

PM Walkabout (Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson at a National Coal Board gala in Wakefield, 17th June 1967

The National Archives UK brings to the Commons selections from the 900 years of history it holds — from official Khartoum expedition photographer Felice Beato’s 1880s photographs from Egypt and the Sudan to wartime propoganda posters to Sir Henry Cole’s Rat, with stops on the way for medieval illuminations, child prisoners of the 19th century, and maps and plans both useful and fanciful. They’re curating on Flickr, too!

Come say hello to the National Archives UK!

Happy birthday, Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955)

Posted by Penny in Articles
Calouste Gulbenkian (Wikimedia Commons)

Calouste Gulbenkian (Wikimedia Commons)

Who?

That’s what I’ve been saying when I saw the name of the Portuguese member of the Commons, Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Calouste Gulbenkian doesn’t sound like a Portuguese name, for starters.

But today that same name turned up in the birthday rolls at Wikipedia. So today is a good day to learn how a Turkish-born British Armenian millionaire’s collection of art landed in Lisbon:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calouste_Gulbenkian

Old Stone House, c. 1890/2008

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Then and Now

As found by Pixel Wrangler:

Old Stone House
DC Public Library
Old Stone House (oldest standing building in WDC)
dbking
THEN NOW

Unidentified street with railway tracks, Montreal, QC, 1920

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Unidentified street with railway tracks, Montreal, QC, 1920

creator: Wm. Notman & Son
Unidentified street with railway tracks, Montreal, QC, 1920,
1920
Musée McCord Museum: VIEW-19346

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Happy Commonsversary to the Swedish National Heritage Board

Posted by Penny in News

Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of the Swedish National Heritage Board in the Flickr Commons!

Stella welcomes you! Bath attendant Stella, Lysekil, Sweden
Bath attendant Stella, Lysekil, Sweden
We’ll start with drinks in the garden at the villa … Villa Bonnier, Stockholm, Sweden
Villa Bonnier, Stockholm, Sweden
Then over to the Maypole, specially decorated for our festivities. Maypole at Djura Church, Dalarna, Sweden
Maypole at Djura Church, Dalarna, Sweden
Some water fresh from the well? Ask Calla Curman! Calla Curman at a well, Spain
Calla Curman at a well, Spain
And we’ll finish the celebration with dancing, led by the Runestone Man — jazz hands, everybody! Rune stone, Krogsta, Uppland, Sweden
Rune stone, Krogsta, Uppland, Sweden
Love what you see? There’s more — a whole year’s worth!

The Commons through Green-Colored Glasses

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Development, Tools

With Paul Hagon’s new tool for searching the Commons by color, you can see the Commons in green not just for St. Patrick’s Day but any time … and in orange, violet, or whatever color suits your mood or needs. Paul’s Commons-by-color tool is a work in progress, but one that users are already loving.

Cowgirl
George Eastman House
Paris Exposition: Chateau of Water and Palace of Electricity, aerial view, Paris, France, 1900
Brooklyn Museum
Ruisseau dans les jardins de Monte-Carlo
Bibliothèque de Toulouse
West Point cadet
George Eastman House
Interested in also playing at developing Commons tools, or already have one? We’d love to talk to you!

Recent Uploads to the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads
George Eastman House is back, with 126 daguerreotypes from the Donald Weber Collection. Portrait of two men
Portrait of two men (c. 1860)
For Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian celebrates more women in science.
Ire`ne Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), 1921
In the lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day, the Library of Congress has added Ireland to its travel photochroms on Flickr.
[Menawn Cliffs, Achill. County Mayo, Ireland]
The University of Washington has added a large set of photographs from the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
Arctic Brotherhood Building presentation ceremony
Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian hasgone fishing!
Recolha de redes de pesca, Portugal
The Powerhouse Museum has made additions to the Roussel archive set in its Commons collection. Close-up of part of advertising sign on a wall advertising Tooth's K B Lager, 1920 - 1929
Close-up of part of advertising sign on a wall advertising Tooth’s K B Lager, 1920 – 1929