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!

Drummer Boy, Now 80, Regrets Lincoln Didn’t Spank Him At 14
Philadelphia Ledger, February 12, 1931

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!

Drummer Boy, Now 80, Regrets Lincoln Didn’t Spank Him At 14
Philadelphia Ledger, February 12, 1931

Source: archive.org

Hmm, I don’t know, Bill Clinton was probably as close to President Elvis as we’re going to get, actually.

Via Oklahoma State University, Edna Mae Phelps Political Collection

Hmm, I don’t know, Bill Clinton was probably as close to President Elvis as we’re going to get, actually.

Via Oklahoma State University, Edna Mae Phelps Political Collection

McKinley is the Man! And also there’s that other guy, who may come in handy someday …

Via the University of Illinois at Chicago, CARLI Digital Collections Sheet Music Collection

McKinley is the Man! And also there’s that other guy, who may come in handy someday …

Via the University of Illinois at Chicago, CARLI Digital Collections Sheet Music Collection

I’d like this for my living room, please, thanks. 

William Howard Taft flag via Heritage Auctions

I’d like this for my living room, please, thanks.

William Howard Taft flag via Heritage Auctions

"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

Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center, George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

"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

Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center, George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Collection

"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!”

Via Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

Aww, it’s First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford on the re-election campaign trail in Tampa, Florida, in 1976.

Via State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Photographer: Donn Dughi

Aww, it’s First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford on the re-election campaign trail in Tampa, Florida, in 1976.

Via State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Photographer: Donn Dughi