The Flickr Commons - WOW!

I've been poking around the Commons on Flickr lately. If you haven't heard of it.... Flickr is an image database anyone can contribute to and anyone can enjoy. There are standard copyright restrictions throughout the site. However, Flickr has a section called the Commons where all photos are aggregated from various museums and institutes and have no copyright restrictions. Of course you cannot claim them as your own work, but you can use them wherever you want!

I find the freedom exciting. And there are so many spectacular older photos in there. Lovely sepia tones and black and whites. I love it.

This particular photo was taken in 2002 by R. A. Whiteside and is kept at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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