COME AT ME, BRO
From The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from original sources and containing many speeches, letters and telegrams hitherto unpublished, and illustrated with many reproductions from original paintings, photographs, etc. (1902), some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
Comparing the platforms of the parties in the presidential campaign of 1892. Democrat Grover Cleveland won that year, his third time elected to the presidency.
The Republican Campaign Text-Book for 1892: Protection, Reciprocity, and Dollars of Equal Value, some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
Presidential boy bands …
From A History of the United States for Catholic schools (1914), some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
William McKinley proceeding to his second inauguration.
From A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1897, some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
From Inaugural Ceremonies of Grover Cleveland, President and Adlai E. Stevenson, Vice-President. March 4, 1893, some images from which have been uploaded to Flickr Commons by the Internet Archive.
From The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield (1882), images from which have been uploaded to Flickr by the Internet Archive.
Last week, the Internet Archive announced that 2.6 million images extracted from the Archive’s public domain eBooks have been uploaded to Flickr Commons. But not just that - they’re tagged and they include about 500 words surrounding the image. So full-text searches of images, basically. Oh, and that 2.6 million images is just the first batch. There are a total of 14 million images extracted which will ultimately be uploaded to Flickr.
What’s cool, too, is that even though not all the images are on Flickr yet, browsing can lead you to more images at the Archive itself. For instance, there’s an amazing series of books at the Archive I discovered via the Flickr account called Reminiscences about Abraham Lincoln, which are newspaper clippings and recollections cataloged by the last name of the people included. The “Wi” section (surnames beginning with “Wi”) is on Flickr, but only a handful of the images are uploaded so far. But on the main page for any of the images on Flickr (like this, for example), you can find the link to the Archive page, with the full volume.
Anyway, long story short: that’s how I found the image above, and this week I’ll be posting finds from the Internet Archive’s Flickr account, or finds that began with browsing the Flickr account!