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30 Of The Most Powerful And Popular Images From Flickr

Flickr Commons compiled a gallery of its most popular photos to celebrate the site’s fifth birthday. (via the Library of Congress & Flickr Commons)

1.
Smithsonian Institution / Via Flickr: smithsonian

The Eagle Nebula (M16): Peering Into the Pillars of Creation (A nearby star-forming region about 7,000 light years from Earth.), 2008.

2.
Australian War Memorial Collection / Via Flickr: australian-war-memorial

An American soldier with a joey, 1942

3.
Swedish National Heritage Board / Via Flickr: swedish_heritage_board

View towards the Old Town and the Southern part of Stockholm city, 1900.

4.
Nationaal Archief / Via Flickr: nationaalarchief

Eénwielige motorfiets / One wheel motor cycle, 1930.

5.
Cornell University Library / Via Flickr: cornelluniversitylibrary

Cambridge. King’s College Library (Interior), 1865.

6.
National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

Soldier’s comrades watching him as he sleeps, Thievpal, France, during World War I, 1918.

7.
OSU Special Collections & Archives / Via Flickr: osucommons

Los Angeles beaches, date unknown.

8.
Cornell University Library / Via Flickr: cornelluniversitylibrary

Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral Tower. Chimeras and Man, 1865.

9.
Australian War Memorial Collection / Via Flickr: australian-war-memorial

A possum and a movie camera, 1943.

10.

Mercury 7, Autographed by Astronauts to Ed Heinemann, 1959.

11.
OSU Special Collections & Archives / Via Flickr: osucommons

Coeds with Hoes, World War II.

12.
Smithsonian Institution / Via Flickr: smithsonian

Portrait of Albert Einstein and Others (1879-1955), Physicist, 1931.

13.
OSU Special Collections & Archives / Via Flickr: osucommons

Crater Lake in winter, date unknown.

14.
Australian National Maritime Museum / Via Flickr: anmm_thecommons

A group of children hoisted in a crate on board HMAS CANBERRA, 12 December 1931.

15.
U.S. National Archives / Via Flickr: usnationalarchives

Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House, 1970.

16.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives / Via Flickr: sdasmarchives

McDonnell Douglas : F/A-18C : Hornet, 2000.

17.
Australian National Maritime Museum / Via Flickr: anmm_thecommons

Baby and a dog on a sailing ship, 1910.

18.
National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

Tommy enjoys possession of newly captured Hun trench, 1918.

19.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives / Via Flickr: sdasmarchives

Lovely PSA Flight Attendants, date unknown.

20.
Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Via Flickr: biblarte

Fonte Luminosa, Lisboa, Portugal, 1948.

21.
Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane / Via Flickr: fylkesarkiv

Man and child, 1910.

22.
National Media Museum / Via Flickr: nationalmediamuseum

Couple with a young female spirit, 1920.

23.
National Media Museum / Via Flickr: nationalmediamuseum

‘Mother and Child’, 1910

24.
National Archives of Norway / Via Flickr: national_archives_of_norway

Berlin, 1937.

25.
National Media Museum / Via Flickr: nationalmediamuseum

Woman in a rowing boat, 1890.

26.
University of Washington Digital Collections / Via Flickr: uw_digital_images

Woman in bathing suit at edge of stream near Paradise Glacier ice cave, Mount Rainier National Park, 1925.

27.
The National LIbrary of Wales / Via Flickr: llgc

Dog with a pipe in its mouth, date unknown.

28.
National Archives UK / Via Flickr: nationalarchives

The Fifties in 3D, 1951.

29.
National Archives UK / Via Flickr: nationalarchives

The Big Three at Yalta, 1945.

30.
National Maritime Museum / Via Flickr: nationalmaritimemuseum

The ship’s cats, HMS ‘Hawkins,’ 1919.

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