Millions of historical images posted to Flickr [2014] – BBC News

An academic is posting millions of historical photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.

Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.

The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.

The images have been difficult to access until now.

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