Resource Description

The Commons on Flickr was launched as a collaboration with the Library of Congress and now includes digital contributions from a number of museums and historical agencies with the aims of showing "hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives," Currently users can only search through the simple search field, or browse by institution or tag. Several institutions have photographic 'sets' such as "cowgirls," "bathing beauties" and "hats" which feature fashion-related images. The images in the Commons have no copyright restrictions, however, the user should read the Rights Restrictions for each institution for more detailed information.