Archive for July, 2010
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 …
|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’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.
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.||
|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)
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.
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.
Crooked by Mountain Weather,
creation date: ca. 1939
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: MPH440