The British Library Puts Over 1,000,000 Images in the Public Domain: A Deeper Dive Into the Collection | Open Culture
lterrat's bookmarks 2016-12-27
"One such archive, the British Library’s Flickr Commons project, contains over one million images from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. As the Library wrote in their announcement of these images’ release, they cover 'a startling mix of subjects. There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.' Microsoft digitized the books represented here, and then donated them to the Library for release into the Public Domain."