Before Pinterest, Tumblr and any other micro-photo sharing sites – Flickr was the main source for photo lovers and enthusiastic to share their photography with the world. The Flickr pool has grown with 56 different libraries, groups and museums after their launch of Flickr Commons on Jan 16 2009. Now the Yahoo who owned the Flickr celebrating 250,000 images in their pool. We are going to feature some 10-15 old vintage photography here, like war photos or epic history moment.

Even though this medium was used by millions, mostly the bloggers used to host their images for their site or blogs. Remember there are some limitations in free account. The Flickr is best known for it’s embed images in other networks. An image hosting and video hosting website with online community that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.

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Resource for Flickr Commons and Photo Collections

The resource are created by thousands of people, at first it started with only 1500 images. After the yahoo brought it, the Flickr expanded rapidly.

It’s big collective THANK YOU to all the people who have breathed new life into historical photographs by adding identifying and contextual information, re-mixing images, or simply sending us appreciation. Over the last five years, you have created a wonderful community of conversation about pictures!

–Helena Zinkham (Library of Congress)



We are not concentrated our Flickr pool which was created at the beginning of this blog. Hope we hire someone to maintain the Official AnimHuT Group from now on.

Epic Photographs from Flickr Commons

Flickr Commons asked Commons member institutions to send links to a few of their most viewed or favorite images to create this gallery. Now with the submission of large number of photos, they decided to use multiple groups to feature. So you can submit yours.
Note: One of the blogger made “Flickr Commons Stats” using API – Thanks to James Morley.

Manhufe (Amarante, Portugal).

Data aproximada de produção da fotografia original: 1914-1918
Lucie de Souza Cardoso, 1890-1987

Stockholm, Sweden – View towards the Old Town and the Southern part of Stockholm city.Stockholm, Sweden

An American soldier with a joey, 1942An American soldier with a joey, 1942

McDonnell Douglas : F/A-18C : HornetMcDonnell Douglas : F/A-18C : Hornet

HM Troopship QUEEN MARY in Sydney Harbour, May 1940
HM Troopship QUEEN MARY in Sydney Harbour, May 1940

April 23, 1915
April 23, 1915

In a fine example of “You can’t keep a good company down”, here is Hearne’s temporary new shop on the quayside in Waterford, in business exactly 3 weeks after a devastating fire on Friday, 2 April.

The Great Fire Salvage Sale was for 4 days only, and began on the day this photo was taken.

Soldier’s comrades watching him as he sleeps, Thievpal, France, during World War I
Soldier's comrades watching him as he sleeps, Thievpal, France, during World War I

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Los Angeles beaches
Los Angeles beaches

John Currie – Mauretania

This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie.
John Currie - Mauretania

‘U155’ at Tower Bridge
‘U155’ at Tower Bridge

Operating room in the Elliot Community Hospital
Operating room in the Elliot Community Hospital

Uniformed Letter Carrier with Child in Mailbag
Uniformed Letter Carrier with Child in Mailbag

One wheel motor cycle
Eénwielige motorfiets / One wheel motor cycle

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