The Internet Archive Has Added Millions of Historic Images to Flickr

The Internet Archive Has Added Millions of Historic Images to Flickr

On Friday the Internet Archive announced that they are in the midst of uploading 14 million images from their book collection to Flickr. More than two million of the public domain images are already available on the Flickr Commons collection, Internet Archive Book Images. The images are sourced from 2 million books spanning the past 500 years and each image includes accompanying text from its source, making the entire collection searchable by keyword (for instance, “octopus”).

image via Flickr

Iris the Tiny Piglet Bounds Through the Grass, Gets a Belly Rub and Goes for a Walk Around the Neighborhood

A tiny piglet named Iris bounds through the grass, really enjoys a good belly rub, poses adorably for the camera and goes for a walk around her Miami, Florida neighborhood on a pink leash with her human Ashley Gonzalez, who rescued little Iris from a terrible fate.

For all those asking: Iris is a female piggy, a month and a half old and was rescued from near death by me – Ashley Gonzalez

via Huffington Post

Then and Now Photos That Compare New York City’s East Village in 1984 to the Present Day

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
Ave. B looking north toward East 12th St.

Back in 1984, photographer Daniel Root moved to the East Village in New York City and documented his new neighborhood in street photography. Thirty years later, Root has revisited the locations depicted in his photographs for a then and now photo series entitled “EV NY: 30 yrs and now.” Root discusses the project in this interview with Bedford + Bowery.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
307 East 8th Street. Cinderblock entrance.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
2 St. Mark’s Place. Madonna on St. Marks.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
174 Avenue A. Kids playing in lot at East 11th St.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
Tompkins Sq. bandshell graffiti

photos by Daniel Root

via Dennis Crowley