pictures. words (sometimes). blog nonsense.

the library of congress

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In addition to increasingly putting their collections online, the Library of Congress has uploaded a trial set of images onto Flickr. Which I find fascinating, because they are a). historical, b). available for common use, c). full of rare, Pre-WWII color images, and d). numerous in number and broad in scope.

I guess it’s the last one that fascinates and horrifies me the most. If there were so many images a hundred years ago that have completely flown under the public radar, what hope is there of our own having any longevity, in an era where taking pictures is even more common than picking your nose?

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2 responses

  1. I bet I pick my nose easily as frequently as I take pictures. Is their a library of congress special collection of famous nose pickings?

    January 23, 2008 at 8:44 am

  2. Excellent question. This lady might know something about such studies…

    January 23, 2008 at 8:59 am

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