Still a relative newbie in the blogosphere, I continue to explore where the links lead me. A blog I have come to enjoy very much is The History Blog. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/
The broad range of topics covered is ideal for people, such as myself, who have the capacity to be endlessly fascinated by almost everything. I rarely visit without finding something of interest and usually click on one or more of the links included in their posts. This morning was no exception.
Included among today’s post was a link to a collection of photographs taken by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information between 1939 and 1944. The photos focus on rural life, farm labor and industrial production during World War II. The pictures are terrific.
Even more exciting for me is that it led me to learn of, and begin to explore, the Library of Congress Flickr Pilot Project. http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157601355524315/
The LOC posts collections of photo on Flickr and asks viewed to tag, identify and comment on them. Currently, there are 18 collections available for viewing. The LOC’s blog indicates there are more on the way.
I am not usually the first to stumble across such things so disregard if this is old news but check it out if you have not done so….and the same goes for The History Blog.