Archive for June, 2011
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.
Tlingit woman named Kaw-Claa wearing her potlatch dancing costume, Alaska,
creation date: 1906
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: NA2193
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.