Today I came across two blog posts built around pictures from Flickr Commons, a wonderful site that states its goal on its front page:
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.
The first post, from Wired's Raw File, is titled "Fabulous Bus Driver Photos Show Off Mustaches, Sunglasses" and is drawn from the set "Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) Operator of the Month."
The second, from NPR's The Picture Show, is about NASA--which recently put its collection on Flickr, and serves double duty as a fun caption contest: "What did one NASA guy say to the other?"
I figured we needed a post from Flickr Commons too, as most of our posts from public photography archives have come from the Library of Congress collection (a founding partner to the Commons project). So I ambled over to the Flickr Commons page to see what would jump out at me. The Muybridge picture from George Eastman House, and this post, are the result. There's far more about Muybridge on the Smithsonian's site. And, if you're really interested, I highly recommend Rebecca Solnit's "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West."
If you do head over to Flickr's Commons page, and find something you like, please let us know in comments.