The U.S. National Archives joins the Commons!

Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House

Please welcome the U.S. National Archives to The Commons, the world’s public photography archives on Flickr to which you can contribute information and knowledge.

With over 3,000 images in 49 sets uploaded already, perusing these important archival images should keep you entertained for a long time. Their four collections encompass important Americana, ranging from the famous Mathew Brady Civil War images to historical and iconic images of American history.

General David McMurtrie Gregg and Staff of Six. Recognized: Captain Albert M. Harper, Captain Treishel, Colonel C. Taylor, Captain Henry C. Weir.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

The Reagans and Michael Jackson at the White House Ceremony to Launch the Campaign Against Drunk Driving, 05/14/1984

Step back to the 1860s to see Civil War battle scenes in the Mathew Brady Civil War Photography collection. Visit the DOCUMERICA Project by the Environmental Protection Agency collection, which documents everyday life in the 1970s. The Development and Public Works collection contains images of the Flatriver irrigation project in Montana. Their Historical Photographs and Documents collection contains milestones in U.S. history, including the Declaration of Independence, the Earth as seen from space, and just a series of favorites, including Ansel Adams.

"The Tetons - Snake River," Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

“The Tetons – Snake River,” Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, by Ansel Adams

Photos from the U.S. National Archives.