Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Library Of Congress Photo Collection

The United States Library Of Congress in Washington DC has over 14 million photos in it's collection, dating back to the mid-1800s. They've started putting it on Flickr for everyone to see. They recently put up some of their collection of Photochrom prints. Photochroms are ink-based photo-lithographs that look both hyper-realistic and completely otherworldly. The process is described here:

The collection is here:

There are also over 1600 incredible slides of Great Depression-era America and over 3000 news photos on their Flickr page.

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