Thursday, January 17, 2008

LOC on Flickr!!!

Looking for something to keep you busy during my extended blogging absences, which will only become longer and longer this semester? Check out the Flickr Photostream of the US Library of Congress! No, really! There are over 3000 old photos and slides from the LOC's archives, and they're incredible. I've only looked at the first few pages, but they're just stunning. Another cool thing is that, at least for the ones I've looked at so far, they have no copyright restrictions, so you can download them and use them for whatever you want. Here's my favorite of the ones I've seen:

She's checking electrical assemblies at the Vega Aircraft Corporation, in Burbank, CA, in June of 1942. In a beautiful blouse and full makeup. I love it! Hopefully one of these days I'll get to look at all of them, and hopefully you will too! =)

Props to WWdN: In Exile for the heads up. Yes I read Wil Wheaton's blog. Yes I was in love with Wesley Crusher. Wanna make something of it? ;)


  1. WWII taught the world that woman CAN do anything that the men do. And we do it quite well.

  2. Thanks for the link. That photo is great. I know it's pure romanticizing and times were beyond tough, but when have you seen a photo from this period where the woman doesn't look totally gorgeous?! I'm going to go check these out.

  3. Yes, WWII was an eye opener to men about the power of women.

  4. Sarah, I've noticed that too! I wonder if they really always looked gorgeous like that, or if photography was still somewhat novel and something to dress up for. Cameras had been around for a long time by then, but maybe they weren't all over the place. Or maybe it was just easier to get rid of the bad pictures, as opposed to nowadays when they are all over the internet minutes after being taken. ;)

  5. This is the coolest thing EVER! Thanks!!!


I heart my commenters! =)