Happy Commons Anniversary!

PSA 06-01603 John Currie - Mauretania Hitchhiker with His Dog "Tripper" on U.S. 66, May 1972

McDonnell Douglas : F/A-18C : Hornet

The Big Three at Yalta

Woman in bathing suit at edge of stream near Paradise Glacier ice cave, Mount Rainier National Park Dog with a pipe in its mouth

Exactly five years ago today we announced a fantastic new project: The Commons on Flickr.

To celebrate the occasion, our founding member, the Library of Congress, asked Commons member institutions to send in links to a few of their most viewed, commented, or favorited images. The result is four very special galleries celebrating the beauty, excitement, and emotion of those amazing public collections of civic institutions from around the world.

We want to thank George Oates and the Library of Congress, who founded the project; all the institutions that have joined and are sharing their great photography in the Commons, as well as those institutions that have signaled their interest so far, as well as you, the Flickr community, for contributing to the Commons with nearly 2 million tags and over 165 thousand comments to date that will be making their way back into the catalogues to make these collections even richer.

Photos from San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, The U.S. National Archives,
The National Archives UK, UW Digital Collections, and LlGC ~ NLW.

Find out how your institution can join The Commons on Flickr.

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Kay is a Community Manager for Flickr and passionate about extraordinary photography. As an editor on Flickr Blog he loves to showcase the beauty and diversity of Flickr in his posts. When he's not blogging or making Flickr more awesome (in front of and behind the scenes), you can find him taking pictures with his beloved Nikon and iPhone, listening to Hans Zimmer's music or playing board games. | On Flickr you can find him at https://flic.kr/quicksilver