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Smithsonian Institution Flickr Commons Archive
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SFFf-100499.222989 Portrait of a young woman. Details in the photo, such as her rosy cheeks and the flowers in her hair, have been hand-tinted. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4731908937
Bergen Public Library Flickr Commons Archive
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Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane Flickr Commons Archive
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SFFf-100499.222990 Portrait of a young man. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732552500
Getty Research Institute Flickr Commons Archive
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George Eastman House Flickr Commons Archive
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The Library of Congress Flickr Commons Archive
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Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane Flickr Commons Archive
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SFFf-100499.222984 Portrait of a man sitting by a table. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732551774
Texas State Archives Flickr Commons Archive
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20
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DC Public Library Flickr Commons Archive
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20
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National Library NZ Flickr Commons Archive
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SFFf-100499.222972 Portrait of a man wearing a bowler hat. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4731906607
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SFFf-100499.222980 Portrait of a baby. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732551110
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SFFf-100499.222976 Portrait of a man. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4731907061
SFFf-100499.222979 Portrait of two young girls, sisters perhaps? Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 5 x 7 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732550932
National Media Museum Flickr Commons Archive
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Bergen Public Library Flickr Commons Archive
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Artist: unknown Date/place: unknown Subject: unknown Medium: photographic positive, B/W Notes: none Persistent URL: Original belongs to the Edvard Grieg Archives at Bergen Public Library Original reference: EGM0219 taken at 2011-04-01T11:16:47-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bergen_public_library/5578683893
SFFf-100499.222981 Portrait of a woman. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732551238
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Original Caption: Drawing of Gatling Gun, 05/09/1865 - 05/09/1865 U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: RG 241: Patent 47,631, Sheet 1 Created By: Department of the Interior. Patent Office. (1849 - 1925) From: : Series: Utility Patent Drawings, compiled 1837 - 1911 Production Date: 05/09/1865 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=595010 Repository: Cartographic and Architectural Records Section, National Archives at College Park,MD Buy copies of selected...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5573758881
National Media Museum Flickr Commons Archive
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Henry Essenhigh Corke (1883-1919); Autochrome Collection of National Media Museum This is an autochrome - an early colour process which used a glass plate covered in microscopic, red, green and blue grains of potato starch. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original physical version of apply though; if you're unsure please visit the National Media Museum website . For obtaining...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/3588772325
Smithsonian Institution Flickr Commons Archive
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Subject : Klobukowska, Ewa 1946- Type : Black-and-White Prints Date : 9/15/1967 Topic : Women athletes      Athletics Local number : SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA-SIA2008-4856] Summary : Ewa Klobukowska (b. 1946) was a Polish athlete who, in 1967, was declared ineligible for competition in the Women's European Athletic Cup because she had one too many chromosomes and, per the original caption, ''failed to pass the sex test.'' Cite as : Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s,...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/5494508884
Original Caption: Drawing of a Life Boat, 11/11/1837 - 11/11/1837 U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: RG 241: Patent 462 Created By: Department of the Interior. Patent Office. (1849 - 1925) From: : Series: Utility Patent Drawings, compiled 1837 - 1911 Production Date: 11/11/1837 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=595009 Repository: Cartographic and Architectural Records Section, National Archives at College Park,MD Buy copies of selected National Archives...
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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5574345806
Original Caption: Drawing of Creeping Baby Doll, 03/14/1871 - 03/14/1871 U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: RG 241: Patent 112,550 Created By: Department of the Interior. Patent Office. (1849 - 1925) From: : Series: Utility Patent Drawings, compiled 1837 - 1911 Production Date: 03/14/1871 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=595011 Repository: Cartographic and Architectural Records Section, National Archives at College Park,MD Buy copies of selected National...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5574346074
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Original Caption: Drawing of Aquatic Toy, 12/06/1870 - 12/06/1870 U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: Patent 109,992 Created By: Department of the Interior. Patent Office. (1849 - 1925) From: : Series: Utility Patent Drawings, compiled 1837 - 1911 Production Date: 12/06/1870 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=594921 Repository: Cartographic and Architectural Records Section, National Archives at College Park,MD Buy copies of selected National Archives...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5573758647
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Original Caption Patent Number 5,255,452 Michael Jackson's Anti-Gravity Illusion Shoes From: Selected Patent Case Files Record Group 241 Records of the Trademark and Patent Office Production Date: 10/26/1993 taken at 1993-10-26T12:02:40-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5574288223
The Library of Virginia Flickr Commons Archive
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This image of King George V and Queen Mary appeared in the January 1919 Norwester magazine with an article describing each of the London Y.M.C.A. ''huts'' belonging to the English-speaking countries fighting in the war: United States, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Australia. John Wesley Pontius described the services these huts provided for both officers and enlisted men. The Eagle Hut provided soldiers with social rooms, fireplaces, theatres, game rooms, music corners, and a...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uaarchives/4876085765
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Brooklyn Museum Flickr Commons Archive
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Original Caption: Drawing of Hat to Prevent Drowning, 10/14/1840 - 10/14/1840 Created By: Department of the Interior. Patent Office. (1849 - 1925) From: : Series: Utility Patent Drawings, compiled 1837 - 1911 Production Date: 10/14/1840 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=595006 Repository: Cartographic and Architectural Records Section, National Archives at College Park,MD Buy copies of selected National Archives photographs and documents at the National Archives...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5574345836
Musée McCord Museum Flickr Commons Archive
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Jewish Womens Archive Flickr Commons Archive
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LlGC ~ NLW Flickr Commons Archive
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SFFf-100499.222982 Portrait of a boy. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732551400
Plan of Algiers highlighting the 'French' area of the city. Engraving from Louis Piesse, Algerie et Tunisie (Paris, 1888), published by Hachette et Cie (Paris) taken at 2009-01-01T00:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gettyresearchinstitute/3468914854
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Original Collection: Arthur Peck Photograph Collection (P99) Item Number: P099_D_654 Restrictions: Permission to use must be obtained from the OSU Archives. Click here to view our digital collections. Click here to view Oregon State University's other digital collections. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons; however, certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original physical version may apply. To read more about what ''no known...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/5242717986
Subject : Louise Queen, consort of Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden 1889-1965 Type : Black-and-White Prints Local number : SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA-SIA2008-2219] Summary : Lady Louise Alexandre Marie Irene Mountbatten (1889-1965) became Queen Louise of Sweden, the second wife of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden in 1923 after the death of his first wife, and she accompanied him on his visit to the United States in 1926, when this photograph was distributed. Cite as : Acc. 90-105 - Science Service,...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/5494392904
Photographer: Unidentified Location: Queensland, Australia Information about State Library of Queensland's collection: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/ taken at 2010-12-21T15:19:36-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/5279596344
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Original Caption: Elisha Otis's Elevator Patent Drawing, 01/15/1861 U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: 241-PATENTTU-31128 Created By: Department of the Interior. Patent Office. (1849 - 1925) From: : Series: Utility Patent Drawings, compiled 1837 - 1911 Production Date: 01/15/1861 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=305889 Repository: Cartographic and Architectural Records Section, National Archives at College Park,MD Buy copies of selected National Archives...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5574346226
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Imperial War Museum Flickr Commons Archive
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Sala de Aula. Aula de Francês? Fotografia sem data. Produzida durante a actividade do Estúdio Mario Novais: 1933-1983. [CFT003 055300.ic] taken at 2006-06-08T17:06:17-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/biblarte/5571036874
Galt Museum & Archives Flickr Commons Archive
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Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane Flickr Commons Archive
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SFFf-100499.222971 Portrait of a man. Photographer: Unknown. Extent: Ca. 7 x 5 cm. Medium: Tintype. taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fylkesarkiv/4732549962
DC Public Library Flickr Commons Archive
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View of the Washington Monument (under construction) and the Department of Agriculture taken from atop the Smithsonian Castle taken at 2009-12-29T16:15:47-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcplcommons/4225802321
UW Digital Collections Flickr Commons Archive
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Title: No. 10. State University of Kansas, on Mount Oread, Lawrence, Kansas. Creator: Benecke, Robert, 1835-1903 Date: 1873 Part Of: On the Kansas Pacific Railway Place: Lawrence, Kansas Physical Description: 1 photographic print: albumen; 19.25 x 25 cm. on 20 x 27.5 cm. mount File: vault_ag1982_0086_10_opt.jpg Rights: Please cite Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library when using this image file. A high-quality version of this file may be obtained for a...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smu_cul_digitalcollections/5569456560
LSE Library Flickr Commons Archive
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Smithsonian Institution Flickr Commons Archive
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Creator : Davis, Watson 1896-1967 Subject : Gregory, Dorothy Page        British Association for the Advancement of Science Type : Black-and-White Prints Date : Aug-38 Local number : SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA-SIA2008-2094] Summary : Dorothy Page Gregory (Lady Gregory), wife of Sir Richard Gregory, Editor of Nature, photographed by Watson Davis, August 1938, outside the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, during a British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Cite as : Acc. 90-105...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/5494382910
Sala da Música. Projecto de Mateus Vicente, decoração de Jean-Baptiste Robillion, talha de Silvestre Faria Lobo, 1759-1768. Fotografia sem data. Produzida durante a actividade do Estúdio Mario Novais: 1933-1983. [CFT003 000041.ic] taken at 2006-07-24T16:14:22-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/biblarte/5552873402
Plan of Algiers highlighting the Bab el-Oued area and indicating Mustapha and Jardin d'Essai to the south. Engraving from Louis Piesse, Algerie et Tunisie (Paris, 1888), published by Hachette et Cie (Paris) taken at 2009-01-01T00:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gettyresearchinstitute/3468102255
George Eastman House Flickr Commons Archive
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Digital Accession Number: 1978:0802:0044.0001 Maker: Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904) Title: Walking, taking off hat Date: ca. 1884-1887 Medium: collotype print, print 1887, by Photo-Gravure Company of New York Dimensions: 20.7 x 34.4 cm. George Eastman House Collection About the Collection · Blog · Reproductions / Image Licensing taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/4494138692
Contour map showing Center Line of Dam at R. Specific date: 7/15/1933 Artist: B, N.T. Black, brown, and purple ink on tracing paper. LN: 25.625 X WD: 18.75. Note: Fort Davis [rev]. taken at 2011-01-04T12:52:31-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasstatearchives/5324052703
Original Collection: Arthur Peck Photograph Collection (P99) Item Number: P099_D_743 Restrictions: Permission to use must be obtained from the OSU Archives. Click here to view our digital collections. Click here to view Oregon State University's other digital collections. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons; however, certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original physical version may apply. To read more about what ''no known...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/5242644126
George Eastman House Flickr Commons Archive
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Digital Accession Number: 1978:0802:0187.0001 Maker: Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904) Title: Dancing (fancy) Date: ca. 1884 - 1887 Medium: collotype print Dimensions: Image: 18.8 x 43 cm , Overall: 47.7 x 60.6 cm George Eastman House Collection About the Collection · Blog · Reproductions / Image Licensing taken at 1969-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/4493499697
DC Public Library Flickr Commons Archive
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The Washington Star building, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, was apart of Washington's ''newspaper row.'' The newspaper ceased publication in 1981 taken at 2009-12-29T16:15:46-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcplcommons/4225802225
Original Collection: Arthur Peck Photograph Collection (P99) Item Number: P099_D_780 Restrictions: Permission to use must be obtained from the OSU Archives. Click here to view our digital collections. Click here to view Oregon State University's other digital collections. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons; however, certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original physical version may apply. To read more about what ''no known...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/5242057797
UA Archives Upper | Arlington History Flickr Commons Archive
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This image accompanied a group of letters in the February 1919 Norwester magazine titled ''Paragraphs from Some of Our Folks Overseas.'' The letters were from U.S. Army officers and enlisted men as well as a Red Cross nurse. They were written near the end of the war, the first major war in which air power played a significant part. The effect on soldiers is evident in a letter from Corporal John Hill of the Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in France. He wrote, ''Gee! but it's...
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uaarchives/5121166815
Floor plans / finish schedule. Specific date: 10/31/1934 Artist: Caldwell, W.C. Pencil / oragne / black ink on tissue. LN: 32.25 X HT: 22.5. taken at 2011-01-04T13:08:45-08:00
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasstatearchives/5324700936
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