Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: British Library Puts 1,000,000 images into Public Domain

We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.

The images themselves 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.

You can access these public domain images at the British Library’s Flickr Acoount

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: British Library Puts 1,000,000 images into Public Domain