Archive for June, 2011

Gertrude Stein

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Gertrude Stein

creator: Alvin Langdon Coburn
Gertrude Stein,
creation date: 1913
George Eastman House: 1979:4010:0001

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Welcome, Museum of Photographic Arts!

Posted by Penny in Uncategorized

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables, October 7, 1914

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables, October 7, 1914


The Museum of Photographic Arts has just joined Flickr Commons, and (as their name might suggest) their photos are already a treat. They’ve got something for everyone: Like famous photographers? They have Fox Talbot and Gertrude Kasebier, Lewis Hine and Julia Cameron, Dorothea Lange and Eadweard Muybridge, for starters. Into photographic and printing processes? They’ve got cyanotypes, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes, some salt prints, lots of albumen and gelatin silver prints. Are the subjects more of interest? The first 500+ uploads include portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural images, and photojournalism, from Hindu temples to European cathedrals to the London streets to the American West. The Museum of Photographic Arts is based in San Diego, California, so there’s also a nice set of images from the Panama-California Exposition there, in 1915.

Welcome, MoPA!

Tlingit woman named Kaw-Claa wearing her potlatch dancing costume, Alaska

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Tlingit woman named Kaw-Claa wearing her potlatch dancing costume, Alaska

creator: photographer: Nowell, Frank H.
Tlingit woman named Kaw-Claa wearing her potlatch dancing costume, Alaska,
creation date: 1906
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: NA2193

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Karl Oskar Lööw, Fredhäll, Uppland, Sweden

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Karl Oskar Lööw, Fredhäll, Uppland, Sweden

creator: photographer, Einar Erici
Karl Oskar Lööw, Fredhäll, Uppland, Sweden,
creation date: 1933
Swedish National Heritage Board: EE0023

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June 6, 1944

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Best of The Commons

Two-Wheel Invasion, Normandy, June 6, 1944
National Archives: DEFE 2/502

New to the Commons: The National Library of Ireland

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News
The fire brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

The fire brands, Bodyke, Co.Clare

We’re delighted to welcome to the Commons the National Library of Ireland. The Library joins with over 200 images of life in the city and country, especially in the Munster region — part of collaborative project described on the Munsterset page. Image detectives are particularly invited to check out the What’s this? set.

Fáilte!