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Caution Optional » Blog Archive » Library Of Congress on Flickr?!! Yes, oh hell yes…

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One of the best sources for researching the United States’ transportation history is the Library Of Congress. And one of their very best resources is their online photo gallery which can be found here - LOC-PPOC (Prints & Photographs Online Catalog).

While extensive and very useful, they seem to be made available way too slowly. But really, when you consider the sheer scale of the undertaking of digitizing and cataloging a nation’s photographic history, it truly is remarkable how far they’ve already progressed.

But today, the LOC announced that they were going to be using Flickr in an an innovative new way to help bring more photos online. By using Flickr, they’re going to have the users help tag and categorize the photos of two of their most popular collections. And even though the full-sized version isn’t available on Flickr, you can find it on the PPOC site by following their ‘persistent URL’ link.

So without further adieu, LOC on Flickr.

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