Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Commons

A while back, the Library of Congress partnered with Flickr to place a bunch of really cool old photographs online, open to comments and tags from the public. Since then, other libraries, museums, and archives have joined in the fun. To get a sense of what's out there, and the remarkable way that folks can participate in the conversation of history, go here, being sure to scroll down through all of the comments until you get to the really good stuff.


The Country Experience said...
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The Country Experience said...

(Oops about the deleted post. I'm learning how to post hyperlinks.)

What a great site! I ended up becoming engrossed in the life of a man via his letters (both from him and to him) from the 1860s and 1870s. Fascinating to see how similar their worries were to ours despite the different times.

Thanks for sharing the site.
Have you seen this one?Alabama Mosaic! I haven't been on it enough to know if it has the same comments feature, but I have it bookmarked for future reading. I have a feeling I'll be on it for a long time, lol.

countrypeapie said...

Oh, very cool -- thanks for sharing the link!

Allison said...

Oh boy, I could really get lost in these images and the stories. Makes me nostalgic for that old style of architecture and the gorgeous old fonts they used to use.