General MacArthur riding in convertible with Governor Hugh White.

General MacArthur riding in convertible with Governor Hugh White. PI/COL/1984.0019. Lars Johnson Collection. (MDAH)

MDAH has joined The Commons on Flickr!

The Commons is a group of archives and museum institutes from around the world who share their archival materials on Flickr. Over sixty institutes, from the Nova Scotia Archives, to NASA and the state archives of Florida, Virgina and Texas currently participate.

The project began in 2008, when the Library of Congress began investigating ways to further open, expose, and promote the vast collections of photographs held there. Everyone is free to view the photos in The Commons, and Flickr users can comment, tag, and annotate the photographs. The Commons is a first stop for those interested to see what the world’s archives institutes have available.

In their own words:

The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer.

You’re invited to help describe the photographs you discover in The Commons on Flickr, either by adding tags or leaving comments.

You can see a full list of participants here – and of course visit our own site:

  • MDAH at The Commons