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!
Hmm, I don’t know, Bill Clinton was probably as close to President Elvis as we’re going to get, actually.
Yeah, well, eventually he came around to the idea, at least.
McKinley is the Man! And also there’s that other guy, who may come in handy someday …
"Four-year-old Mary Ann Bauer refuses to take sides in the election battle being waged by her parents, John and Mary, at their North Philadelphia home." - Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, November 1, 1960
"The safest guardians of Liberty’s flag - the Public Schools - welcoming President McKinley, El Paso, Texas."
President William McKinley visited El Paso, Texas in 1901. The crowd holds signs saying: “400,000 teachers and 15,000,000 pupils are a pillar of strength to our government.” Wm. McKinley. El Paso believes it!”
Aww, it’s First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford on the re-election campaign trail in Tampa, Florida, in 1976.