Archive for May, 2012

Florence Lee (LOC)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Florence Lee (LOC)

creator: unknown
Florence Lee (LOC),
creation date: [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
Library of Congree: LC-B2- 3423-6

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“La Chiquita,” Francis Townsend Underhill house, Channel Drive, Montecito, California. (LOC)

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons

creator: Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,photographer.
“La Chiquita,” Francis Townsend Underhill house, Channel Drive, Montecito, California. (LOC), creation date: [1917 spring]
Library of Congress: LC-J717-X97- 63

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Mary Morris, Llandovery

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
Mary Morris, Llandovery

creator: John Thomas (1838-1905)
Mary Morris, Llandovery,
creation date: [ca. 1885]
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales: 3362645

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Congratulations, National Library of Ireland on Flickr Commons!

Posted by Penny in Uncategorized

AH Poole Studio
Winning Team, c1897
National Library of Ireland: P_WP_0166b


Happy news
on the Flickr stream from Carol of the National Library of Ireland:

We received this Ireland eGovernment Award on Wednesday for our Social Media programme, and Flickr is a huge part of that.

I’d just like to thank all of you for making our Flickr Commons stream so successful. Thank you for all your information and input, your research and painstaking detective work, the way you all so generously share your knowledge and expertise to help us find out more about the amazing photos we’re privileged to look after here at the National Library of Ireland. (And thank you too for all the fun, bad jokes and general shenanigans that go on here as well!)

Crowdsourcing projects can develop their own tone and rhythm over time. The National Library of Ireland stands out in Flickr Commons for posting daily, for their toleration and encouragement of funny, ribald, or off-topic comments, and for a high level of engagement with commenters. In return, they have a cadre of loyal commenters busily researching locations, family histories, military insignia, bicycle models, school uniform policies, clock manufacturers, and much else that can lend valuable insights into the diverse images posted. Indicommons joins in the huzzahs for this well-deserved honor.

The Long Room

Posted by Nina in Best of The Commons
The Long Room

creator: unknown
The Long Room,
creation date: Circa 1885
National Library of Ireland: L_CAB_01200

Come, let’s goe a Maying…*

Posted by Penny in Best of The Commons

Geoff Charles (1909-2002)
Llanfyllin carnival and maypole/Carnifal a bedwen Fai Llanfyllin, May 1, 1941
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales: 3473127

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*See Corinna’s going a Maying by Robert Herrick (1591-1674).

Want more? See the new Gallery, “Maypoles across the Commons.”