New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

History in a Snap

Posted February 4th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Library of congress image - smelter june 1942
The US Library of Congress knows how to share. It is steadily adding hundreds of extraordinary photos to its bit (link)the picture sharing website flickr. They are using the site because i allows the public to add to the significance of the pictures. We can use keywords to describe them, add extra details or information about the people or places in the comments and even use google maps and other website to mark where the photo was taken. It is such a simple idea. So, does Birmingham have a photostash which ought to be seen and catalogued by crowd? Hat tip Peter Bradwell at Demos.

Library of Congress Fishing in a Bayou 1940

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