Union veterans and supporters at the 50th Reunion of the battle, held in Gettysburg in 1913. The National Photo Company news service posed a striking Grand Army of the Republic group from Indiana (LOC)

A photograph shows the area of the Confederate assault on Cemetery Hill not long after the Union battery repulsed the fierce attack by the Louisiana Tigers (LOC)

During the battle, special artists sketched action scenes for publication in illustrated newspapers that reached a wide audience. Alfred Waud, shown here, was one of the best and drew the next two pictures while working for "Harper's Weekly" (LOC)

On the second day of battle, news artist Alfred Waud portrayed a major Confederate attack by the Louisiana Tigers at Cemetery Hill (LOC)

Confederate veterans at the 50th Reunion of the battle, held in Gettysburg in 1913. The National Photo Company news service posed a group from North Carolina with their Tar Heel banner (LOC)

"The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1-3, 1863, at a small town in Pennsylvania. With an estimated 50,000 Confederate and Union casualties, the battle was a major turning point in the American Civil War." reads the introduction of the Library of Congress‘s latest set Gettysburg.

The set shows the works of photographers and other artists telling the story of the battle. You will find photos from Alexander Gardner, Timothy O’Sullivan, the Tyson Brothers, and Carol M. Highsmith as well as drawings by Alfred R. Waud, the newspaper artist who was on the scene for the whole battle.

As always, we invite you to comment on and tag the photos to expand the Library of Congress’ catalogue with your knowledge, helping to make these photographic treasures become even more accessible to future generations. Maybe you even have photos from the site that you can pair with the historical views – to leave one of your photos in the comments, simply copy its URL and paste it in square brackets – [URL] – into the comment text.

The Library of Congress has also added new portraits to their Civil War Faces set. If you’d like to see more photos related to Gettysburg, take a look at some other Commons member’s photos.

Tip: While you’re busy helping our Commons institutions, why not check out your own photos and see which ones you could enrich by adding some tags to them?

Photos from The Library of Congress.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

The Kingdom of Bhutan

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Asia, Bhutan, Jakar, lakang, Lhakhang, Mecham, Tangbi Mani

Bhutan Monks in the Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan Bhutan


Kids of Shiling Old woman praying


Bhutan- Cham Dance - Thimphu Tsechu Prayer flags over Thimphu


Bhutan is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. Bhutan is the only country in the world measuring its Gross National Happiness, and based on a global 2006 Business Week survey, the country was rated happiest in Asia and the eighth-happiest worldwide.

More of the beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and interesting people in Bhutan can be found in our image search.

Photos from Vittore Buzzi, bsmethers, Michael Foley Photography, Eugene Bakker, longwei66 –, bigID, George Talusan, samthe8th, and fahim_123752.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen


Göreme, Kapadokya - Ballooning at dawn

Urban View: the Republic of Korea's Second Largest City

Vista Aérea da Igreja dos Martírios e do Palácio Floriano Peixoto - Maceió, Alagoas

Sky only  ....... ( view larger size: please press "L")

Photos from Ruggero Poggianella Photostream ©, Emma Gallardo Richards, United Nations Photo, Francisco Aragão, and Katarina 2353.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

#FlickrFriday: Polka Dots

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Yash Photo Models 2013 #PolkaDots Polka Dot Maniac


02 - July - 2013:  Too many dots Barefoot in the Grass


# Our last Flickr Friday theme was #PolkaDots.

Last week was all about fashion and round circly things that jumped in front of your lens. You dressed up, decorated your faces as well as your everyday life, and staged little spots in the wild. All the above and much more can be explored in the Flickr Friday group pool for everyone to enjoy.

Once you start seeing circles, give your eyes a rest and then pick up your camera to start shooting for our new Flickr Friday theme #Yesterday. We know we cannot bend time, but we’re still sure you will come up with many great ideas, not just revolving around the Beatles song. The weekly selection of your shots will be showcased right here on Flickr Blog next Friday.

Photos from Girl With Butterfly Wings, YashPhoto, snapclicktripod, _anke_, liisatuulia, Ash if, Katja.K., and Victoria Söderström.

#FlickrFriday is a weekly photography project that challenges your creativity. For a chance to be featured on FlickrBlog, follow @flickr on Twitter & like us on Facebook and look for the weekly theme announcement every Friday. Browse the Flickr Friday category for more.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

A spark for the Fourth


independence day

obligatory photo of child with sparkler.

hand over that sparkler


Fourth of July!

Night Lights

To wish all our US members a wonderful Fourth of July, we searched for as many photos of Independence Day sparklers as we could. Go enjoy your hot dogs, apple pie, and pseudo-legal fireworks on this most American of days. And please, keep a bucket of water nearby.

Photos from Wespionage, caiti borruso, cowboy_montgomery, nina_westervelt, Donna Irene., Alana Steinberg, and United States Marine Corps Official Page.

Posted by Thea Lamkin

Unrest and hope in Egypt

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Flickr member Mosa’aberising took some amazing photos in Egypt, where protesters went to the streets to raise their voices against and in support of Mohamed Morsi. Yesterday, after days of mass demonstrations, Morsi was ousted by the military, and Adly Mansour was proclaimed interims president.

Follow the developments on Yahoo! News.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Home sweet home

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Photos from Mahouarn., AnyDirectFlight, and barbara carroll.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

The Weekly Flickr: Happy Pride!

From New York City’s historic Stonewall Inn to San Francisco’s famed Castro, gay pride parades across the country were especially exuberant following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, and allow gay couples to marry once again in California.

But the celebrations didn’t stop there. From London to Sydney, revelers painted the world in every color of the rainbow, and showed that in different languages, “love is love”.

We asked you to “Show Your Pride” and share pictures from this weekend’s celebrations. Happy Pride!

After you’ve watched the video, be sure to check out the photos in The Weekly Flickr’s Flickr Pride gallery.

Queens Pride 2013 30 LA PrideSun 156

London Pride 2013 (167)

Gay Pride 2013, Lyon Queens Pride 2013 15

Photos from magneticart, danimaniacs, Izzyexile, and laurent.a

WeeklyFlickr LogoDo you want to be featured on The Weekly Flickr? We are looking for your photos that amaze, excite, delight and inspire. Share them with us in the The Weekly Flickr Group, or tweet us at @TheWeeklyFlickr.

Posted by Ameya Pendse

Parque Biblioteca Español

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Parque Biblioteca España


parque biblioteca espana

Identité collective Mirar abajo y ver el universo...

Parque Biblioteca España

The Parque Biblioteca Español in Medellín, Colombia, is part of a set of urban and social projects (Parques Biblioteca) developed for cultural and social transformation.

The landmark building is located on one of the slopes that was strongly impacted by the drug trafficking that affected Medellín in the 1980s. Since then, the district became part of a social integration program to provide equal opportunities in social and economic development to the population.

For the design of the library, architect Giancarlo Mazzanti proposed an iconic building that towers above the hilly, uniform landscape mainly consisting of small brick houses and green patches as a symbol of the new Medellín.

Visible from far away, the architect’s intention was to inspire people to identify themselves with the project and develop a greater sense of belonging. Today, the library has become one of the major sights of the area.

Discover many more photos of the Parque Biblioteca Español and Mazzanti’s work in our image search.

Photos from Jose Alfredo Betancur, Geviller, newbeatle, newbeatle, manuela2020, * galaad *, jennygiraldo, and Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas de Medellín.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

O Canada!

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Oh Canada!!! Celebrating from   across the Atlantic thanks to @marcielew

Happy Canada Day! Happy Canada from Indonesia. Happy to be here but I'm damn proud to be Canadian!!

Happy Canada Day!

Team Flickr wishes all of our Canadian members, no matter where in the world they are, a Happy Canada Day!

Photos from 46137, PiscesDreamer, The Travelling Munschkin, meganleigh.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen