Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Library of Congress Flickr Pilot

This photo of Mrs. Bill Stagg with the state quilt that she made was taken in 1940 by Lee Russell in Pie Town, New Mexico. (Click the photo for a larger image . . . and a better look at her quilt.) It's one of more than 3,000 photos that the Library of Congress has uploaded to Flickr as part of a pilot. They invite viewers to explore and help identify and tag the photos.

There are currently two sets of photos. Color images from the 1930's and 40's (including the image above and the great image Amy posted earlier this week) and News photos from the 1910's. You can read more about the pilot on CNET, or just explore the photos and enjoy . . . and maybe help the Library of Congress by adding tags to the photos.

1 comment:

Patrick Peccatte said...

We have a project similar to the LoC pilot project, called “PhotosNormandie”, which is alive since one year about:
For now, descriptions are in French language and we are trying to improve them. So, we invite comments to get better localisations, better identifications, check and verify information, etc.
A main difference between the two projects is the following: we are using IPTC metadata that are embedded in our hi-res photos, but LoC does not use IPTC and their descriptions and tags are attached to Flickr platform.
With best regards
Patrick Peccatte

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