It started with The Library of Congress in June, 2007 and has grown considerably since then.
The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives.
And they’re doing just that.
I could have posted a lot of stuff here but I hope anyone who reads this will follow the links and poke around. If you have a blog, all of these images are easily embedded. I like to give some context when I use things like this but it’s not always possible.
Walt Whitman, image by Mathew Brady, 1865
From Flickr member The U.S. National Archives.
Rear end of Bridal Veil mill from hotel. Palmer, Oregon. 1910
From Flickr member The Field Museum Library.
Hungarian Gypsies coming into Ellis Island, 1905
Ruth St Denis in a Burmese solo dance, 1923
From Flickr member New York Public Library
Överenhörna Church, Södermanland, Sweden, 1905
Evertsberg Chapel, Dalarna, Sweden, 1900
From Flickr member Swedish National Heritage Board