G-Notes: On the Commons

Flickr Commons that is. If you haven’t visited lately, you may not be aware of the many museums and archives that make up this amazing photo collection. Here are a few that might grab your interest:

Tyrrell Collection – Powerhouse Museum
The Tyrrell Collection consists of 7903 glass plate negatives from the studios of Charles Kerry (1857-1928) and Henry King (1855-1923) who had two of Sydney’s principal photographic studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection – an important record of city and country life – was bought by James R. Tyrrell in 1929 and sold in 1980 to Australian Consolidated Press who donated it to the Powerhouse Museum in 1985.
Steinfeldt Photography Collection
The Sharron and Oren Steinfedlt Photography Collection contains over 2000 photographs depicting Jewish family and community life in the Upper Midwest from the 1880s to the present.
Australian National Maritime Museum
Australians have always enjoyed a close link to the sea – for sport, play, exploration, defence, industry and adventure. The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) captures many of these stories with lively exhibitions, rare and fascinating artifacts, fun activities and the chance to climb aboard and experience life at sea.
U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 45, World War I Photograph Collection
This selected set of photographs is from the Library of Virginia’s U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 45, World War I Photograph Collection. The complete collection includes 172 (3 x 5 inch) film negatives and an album containing 134 photographs and 47 postcards.
Port Cities London
PortCities London is a selection of photographs exploring the Port of London and the River Thames, which have always been at the heart of Britain’s commerce and industry. It includes photographs of the people, industry and history that shaped London.
Mathew Brady Civil War Photographs
The U.S. National Archives has digitized over 6,000 images from the series Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes (National Archives’s Local Identifier 111-B) and included them in our online catalog. We plan to upload all of the ones available in the online catalog to Flickr gradually over a few months.

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