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

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

‘A Love Story 8 Years in the Making’, A Charming Film by Casey Neistat About His Eight-Year Romance With Candice Pool

“A Love Story 8 Years in the Making” is a charming short film by filmmaker Casey Neistat (see previously) wherein he recounts his eight-year relationship with jewelry designer Candice Pool through a montage of video clips he has captured over the years. The couple was married in December 2013. The film ends with a surprise announcement.