Do you like photographs of past places and times? Do you like to take photographs yourself? Have you ever wanted your work to be featured and sold by the National Archives? Then we have the contest for you! The National Archives introduces our first photo contest on Challenge.gov, an innovative website where the Federal government [...]
The National Archives introduces an exciting new way to use our historic photograph collections! History Happens Here! augments reality and combines the old with the new in the same frame, giving the viewer a unique perspective on how our country has evolved over time. For those of us who are familiar with the latest in [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on October 7, 2010, under Contests, Education, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0).
Way back in October, we announced that the National Archives was uploading several sets of our Mathew Brady photos onto Flickr. These original sets were not in any particular order, and were just a selection of the thousands of photographs that Mathew Brady took that now live at the National Archives. Also in that original [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on August 12, 2010, under Digitization, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Photographs, Research, Social Media (Web 2.0).
We joined Flickr last summer as a new way to share our photos with the public. These photos are also available via our online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). From the iconic Mathew Brady Civil War photographs to the stirring images from the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA endeavor in the 1970s, thousands of people [...]
Posted by Mary (admin) on May 11, 2010, under Databases, Miscellaneous, Online Research, Open Government, Photographs, Social Media (Web 2.0), Tech Tuesdays.
Forty Years of Cleaning Up America: Honoring Earth Day with a Look at Photographs from Project DOCUMERICA
This guest blog post was written by NARA Archives Specialist Jerry Simmons. Earth Day turns 40 today! To mark this great, green event, I wanted to highlight the Environmental Protection Agency’s Project DOCUMERICA collection held in the Still Pictures branch of the National Archives at College Park. Though none of these images depict actual Earth [...]
Posted by Meredith D. (admin) on April 22, 2010, under Miscellaneous, NARA Staff Favorites, Photographs.
This afternoon we posted the first batch of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs on our Flickr photostream. These are at a higher resolution (300 dpi) than they are elsewhere online. We are planning to post all 6,066. If looking at this selection sparks your curiosity, browse or search among all 6,000 now in the Archival [...]
What groups of photographs should we post on Flickr next, and why? The NARA photostream on Flickr launched in July. So far, the pilot project includes photographs and their corresponding descriptions from the Women’s Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency’s DOCUMERICA project, and a variety of “NARA Favorites,” plus links to each image’s ARC record. It’s [...]
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