Archive for July, 2010

Victory Regent Street

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Victory Regent Street

creator:Grace Golden
Victory Regent Street, creation date: c.1945
National Archives UK: INF 3/1738

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Remembering Kodachrome

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Articles

David Bransby
Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies, June 1942
Library of Congress: LC-USW36-273

As the last roll of Kodachrome is processed by Dwayne’s in Kansas, we bring you the glories of Kodachrome in the Commons.

Because history was also recorded in glorious colour …

Recent Uploads to the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads
Bergen Public Library adds drawing-styled lithographs to its Ole Bull collection.
Ole Bull lithographic portrait with violin
Recent uploads from the National Maritime Museum include Victorian photographs of Greenwich’s Trafalgar Street. Unloading frozen meat from the ‘Clan MacDougall’
Now appearing at the Powerhouse Museum, the Regent and St James Theatres! Auditorium of St James Theatre, Sydney, 1930-1939
From the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, a world’s fair (or two), the Alfama, and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisboa, Portugal
The focus in Upper Arlington turns to the year 1919. 1684 Cambridge Boulevard in 1919

The National Library of Wales Reports In

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News

The National Library of Wales’s Siân Lloyd Pugh has published a brief report, on the blog Cultural Heritage, on the Library’s experience in the Flickr Commons. The report covers the Library’s reasons for joining the Commons, staff allocation of responsibility for uploading to and monitoring the account, and a wishlist of where the Library would like to go with it and its other Web 2.0 presences.

The Bird to Bet On!

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
The Bird to Bet On!

creator: unknown
The Bird to Bet On!, 1880
Cornell University: 1706

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Recent Uploads to the Commons

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Recent Uploads

A few from June and early July!

Montreal’s Musée McCord has uploaded new-to-the-Commons photographs of the city in earlier times, including some by William Notman.
Gates to McGill University, McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC, 1869
From the Library of Virginia, a new set of photographs of U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 45, in the First World War.
Dental clinic
The University of Washington’s UW Digital Collections on Flickr now include much more summer. Bring your bathing suit!
Swim team, University of Washington, 1921
The U.S. National Archives celebrated Independence Day Flickr-style.
Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Girl Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp. participate in the 4th of July parade.
New uploads from the National Library of Wales include these unidentified golfers.
Two lady golfers, one holding the Llandrindod Wells Open Challenge Bowl
The Smithsonian Institution brings us 25 science portraits, some of which just might make you want to go back to school to become a scientist too.
Fremont Davis (1915-1977)

CommonsExplorer Browser Updated

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News, Tools

Mitchell Whitelaw and Sam Hinton’s fabulous alternative browser for the Commons, commonsExplorer, has had a major update:

We now load Commons collections dynamically through the Flickr API; as a result we now have a number of new collections, and more will be added automatically as they join the Commons. To fit all this in the collections grid now pans from side to side.

CommonsExplorer is “an experimental interactive browser for the Flickr Commons. It provides a “big picture” view of these collections – a rich, single screen interface that reveals structures and patterns and encourages exploration.” Find it on its website or in the App Garden. Mitchell and Sam welcome feedback as well, including in the Flickr Commons group.

New to the Commons: The National Library of Scotland

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News
Order for the massacre of Glencoe

Order for the massacre of Glencoe

The National Library of Scotland joined the Flickr Commons on July 13, 2010, with over 2,000 photographs, focusing on a collection of official British photography from the First World War. A smaller but equally rich set is chosen from a survey of the South Side of Edinburgh in 1929, photographed by Alfred Henry Rushbrook. And along with the letter ordering the massacre at Glencoe, above, is the last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Fàilte!

[Ole Bull en face]

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
[Ole Bull en face]

creator:unknown
[Ole Bull en face],
creation date:ca. 1868
Bergen Public Library:
ID number: unavailable

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Crooked by Mountain Weather

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Crooked by Mountain Weather

creator: Koike, Kyo
Crooked by Mountain Weather,
creation date: ca. 1939
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: MPH440

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