Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Library of Congress puts photos on Flickr

The US library of Congress has started putting photos from there extensive collection up on Flickr. At the moment the only things up are the some reporting photos from about 1910 and some stuff from the 30s and 40s.
The photos look a little surreal at first due to there clarity and detail, they look as though they have been redone using modern day models, i suppose this is because were so used to seeing black and white film from the time rather than full colour photos.
This particular photo is my favourite, somehow the woman's hair, blouse and lipstick look out of place with the heavy industrial gloves she is wearing.

overall its an interesting project and i look froward to see what will be put up next, the entire collection can be found here

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