January 17, 2008

Photos from The Library of Congress

Filed under: photography,tacoma — sparkrobot @ 10:21 am

The Library of Congress has begun to post photos from the national archive to Flickr. Some of these photographs are incredible… See Flickr: Photos from The Library of Congress


  1. Yeah, I was going through some of them this morning, and thought many had a very haunting quality to them. The color in the 30s/40s set makes many of those really striking/beautiful.

    Comment by Cassioposa — January 17, 2008 @ 10:52 am

  2. Agreed. Beautiful stuff. Transparency film holds up pretty well, with the added benefit of leaving a physical backup. I imagine hard drive crashes will probably wipe out whole generations of digital records like these.

    Comment by sparkrobot — January 17, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  3. Yea, I did a Tacoma search but didn’t find anything there. Hopefully they’ll add more to their Flickr postings since it’s so much easier than any Gov. website to browse and search.

    Comment by KevinFreitas — January 17, 2008 @ 11:09 am

  4. I did the same. There are some Seattle photos, but none from Tacoma yet.

    Comment by sparkrobot — January 17, 2008 @ 11:17 am

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