Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year, Commons style!

Posted by Nina in Uncategorized
Paul Petrov of the Ballet Russe, backstage at the JC Williamson New Years Eve party, Theatre Royal, Sydney, 31 December 1936, by Sam Hood, from the State Library of New South Wales

Paul Petrov of the Ballet Russe, backstage at the JC Williamson New Year's Eve party, Theatre Royal, Sydney, 31 December 1936, by Sam Hood, from the State Library of New South Wales

U.S. Troops Surrounded by Holiday Mail During WWII

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
U.S. Troops Surrounded by Holiday Mail During WWII

creator: Unidentified photographer
U.S. Troops Surrounded by Holiday Mail During WWII, creation date: c. 1944
Smithsonian Institution: A.2008-51

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Christmas Greetings …

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Uncategorized

… from the copyright register of Stationer’s Hall, the UK’s National Archives, and us. Happy Christmas!

Christmas Greetings (1882)

Christmas Greetings (1882)

Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, Framed through Nearby Buildings…06/1974

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Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, Framed through Nearby Buildings...06/1974

creator: Lyon, Danny, 1942-
Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, Framed through Nearby Buildings…06/1974,
creation date: 06/1974
U.S. National Archives: 412-DA-13446

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The Flickr Foundation: George Oates on Conservation of “The Whole Thing”

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News

Recent layoffs at Yahoo! — similar to those that prompted the forming of the Flickr Commons group (and then of this blog) — combined with a flurry of news around the sunsetting or sell-off by Yahoo! of its social bookmarking property Delicious, have prompted a secondary flurry of speculation around the future of Flickr (see, for example, recent articles from the Guardian).

Among the flurry, and of special interest to fans of the Commons, are some thoughts by George Oates about the value of not only the images on Flickr but everything around them, and about the importance of preserving the context of archives for the future. Read George’s 2008 dream and her current thoughts about it on her blog.

Acropolis, Athens, Greece.

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Acropolis, Athens, Greece.

creator: unknown
Acropolis, Athens, Greece.,
creation date: circa 1900
Brooklyn Museum: (S03_06_01_020 image 2463)

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Anafesto Rossi, baritone, as Rigoletto, 1911

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Anafesto Rossi, baritone, as Rigoletto, 1911 / photographer May Moore, Sydney

creator: Moore, May, 1881-1931
Anafesto Rossi, baritone, as Rigoletto, 1911
creation date: 1911
State Library of New South Wales : P1 / 1506

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Chanuka Greetings!

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News

… from the Yeshiva University Museum, the Center for Jewish History NYC in the Commons, and us!

Hanukah greeting card, 1945

Hanukah greeting card, 1945