Monday, June 15, 2009

RL Steampunk: The Flickr Commons



"Two Women Boxing", from the Phillip Glass Plate Negative Collection

I am currently planning a few modifications to the blog, some of which involve photography and my *slow* development of my own photoshop skills. Finding photos that work for inclusion in articles or some modifications have proven quite challenging in the past, but no more! By sheer luck, I found the Flickr Commons.



Plenty of era Militaria photos, such as the one above of Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schely, from the DC Public Library Commons

The Flick Commons is a unique project that combines ..."hidden gems in the world's public photography archives". A large number of entities are coordinating their efforts in contributing their own archives, such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Media Museum, the George Eastman House, and the Library of Congress, to name a few.



Ticket (to the World's Colombian Exposition) with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, from the Field Museum Library

Do take a moment and view the photos there or just indulge in searching for your favorite topic from the Steampunk era - I am certain you will be surprised at what you will find! To go directly there, please turn to:
http://www.flickr.com/commons?phpsessid=ea7b4da468f5935f24b65f41dbfc356f

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