the commons at flickr

First Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914)

First Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914)

In a previous blog entry, I discussed the Library of Congress collection on Flickr, which invited the public to comment on and identify photos from its collection. The idea has grown into The Commons, in which Flickr features “hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives.” The public is invited to comment on or tag the photos to help identify them. Participants include the Library of Congress, Brooklyn Museum, Bibliotheque de Toulouse, the Smithsonian, Australian War Memorial collection and more. The project represents some of the best of social networking. I found the item included with this post by browsing the photos by tags, and selecting “1910s” as the tag of choice to browse.

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