In 2008, the Library of Congress began offering historical photograph collections through Flickr in order to share some of our most popular images with a new visual community. Now, the Library of Congress has expanded its Flickr collections to include illustrated and visual content from historic American newspapers available in its online collections.
We invite you to tag and comment on the pages and provide additional descriptive insights—many of these newspapers include interesting subjects!
To view the photos on Flickr, go to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/ and select the Historic Newspapers collection. You do not need a Flickr account to view the images; you would need to sign up for a free account to add comments or tags.
We are offering sets of digitized historic newspaper pages in Flickr that incorporate various visual elements. These newspapers have been brought together through the National Digital Newspaper Program, jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The full text and issues of the newspapers, along with other newspaper information, are available from the Chronicling America Web site at the Library of Congress. These materials have no known restrictions on publication or distribution, and they have high resolution scans.
For more information about the Library of Congress project, see Library of Congress Photos on Flickr or the Library of Congress Newspapers on Flickr FAQ.