The 15 Best Historical Photo Collections You Should Be Following On Flickr

Flickr is still the best place to discover amazing and historic images from library and historical society collections. If you’re a history buff, prepare to lose hours pouring through these accounts.

1. Swedish National Heritage Board

Carl Persson, Betsede, Uppland, Sweden. 1929.

ID: 464671

Monk, Valamo Monastery, Karelia, Russia. 1930s

ID: 468823

2. Boston Public Library

SPENCER GRANT / Via Flickr: boston_public_library

Anti-war rally, Soldiers Field, Allston. 1970.

ID: 464701

Benson Farm animals N.H., 1934

ID: 469361

3. Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln, 1860.

ID: 468233

Four African American women seated on steps of building at Atlanta University, Georgia. ca. 1899.

ID: 468350

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946

ID: 468356

4. Montana State University Library

Repairing a Bicycle, ca. 1895

ID: 468391

Large Yellowstone Nation Park Bison Herd

ID: 468408

Rochester Saloon, Madison County, Montana, ca. 1890

ID: 468413

5. The U.S. National Archives

Maine State Society Lobster Dinner, 1951.

ID: 468578

Bill Clinton with Socks the Cat, 1993.

ID: 468584

George Bush, Captain of the Yale Baseball Team, Receives Babe Ruth’s Manuscript of His Autobiography which He Was Donating to Yale. 1948.

ID: 468648
St. Gil, Marc / Via Flickr: usnationalarchives
ID: 468714

6. SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) Digital Library

Konyak Naga boy holding kittens, Wakching, Nagaland, India. 1937

ID: 468781

Sherpa man, Nepal, 1957.

ID: 468795

7. London School of Economics Library

Women’s Hockey XI , 1923-1924

ID: 468848

Dealers in Fancy-Ware, 1877.

ID: 468905

8. Powerhouse Museum Collection (Australian historic photos)

Kangaroo, 1890s.

ID: 469015

Portrait of a young woman in fancy dress, 1895-1905

ID: 469173

9. Greater Manchester Police

Oldham Motocycle Inspection, date unknown.

ID: 469083

Police surveying after bombing, 1940.

ID: 469106

10. Historical Society of Lake Pleasant and Speculator (NY state)

Ski jump, date unknown.

ID: 469175

Bear hunting, date unknown.

ID: 469185

11. Wisconsin Historical Images

Portrait of Caroline Webb Family, 1910.

ID: 469238

A group of now-extinct passenger pigeons, (before 1911)

ID: 469267

12. Minnesota Historical Society

Vintage underwear ad

ID: 469268

Canning winners at the state fair, 1917

ID: 469272

13. Cambridge Historical Society

Annie B. (Chapman) Farley, 1906-1916

ID: 469398

Julie E. L. Eggleston Smith, 1886.

ID: 469402

14. Swindon Collection, Central Library

Ammunition workers, Swindon, UK 1916

ID: 469408

Edith New, a Swindon Suffragette, 1906.

ID: 469410

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