Look past the outdated styles and you would think these photographs were just taken yesterday. But try again (1941, 1942).
In a pilot project announced Wednesday, the government archive started their Library of Congress Flickr page. From the Library of Congress blog "Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials
at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most
popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist." Flickr’s blog says "There are two main aims to The Commons project, starting with the
pilot: firstly, to increase exposure to the amazing content currently
held in the public collections of civic institutions around the world,
and secondly, to facilitate the collection of general knowledge about
these collections, with the hope that this information can feed back
into the catalogues, making them richer and easier to search." So get tagging, oohing and ahhing.