“The Commons” on Flickr

Flickr is home to “The Commons,” a public photo collection that began in 2008 as a collaboration between Flickr and the Library of Congress. It has since expanded to include over 45 institutions, including NASA, the Imperial War Museum, and the New York Public Librar. The Commons is host to thousands of images covering a breadth of subjects, all copyright free.

Users are invited to add tags and descriptions to the photos, making the collection richer and more accessible.


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2 Responses to “The Commons” on Flickr

  1. Robert L. Sprague says:

    I am completing a manuscript, and I would like to use one of the photos of a one room schoolhouse. How do I obtain permission to do this?

  2. uiucpixels says:

    Hi Robert,
    Please see the rights statement to answer your question: http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/

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