"The Commons was launched on January 16, 2008, by Flickr with the release of nearly 3,000 photographs from two popular Library of Congress collections. The stated aims of the Commons project are to increase the public’s access to publicly held photography collections in civic institutions around the world and to provide a way for the public to contribute historical data pertaining to the collections. More than a dozen museums, public libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions from around the world have joined The Commons, releasing over 12,000 images to be perused, tagged, and researched by the public."
creator: Bubley, Esther, photographer. Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. A girl taking a picture of the ceremony of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (LOC) , creation date: 1943 May. Library of Congress : LC-USW3- 029809-E