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    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

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    Carl Persson, Betsede, Uppland, Sweden. 1929.

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    Monk, Valamo Monastery, Karelia, Russia. 1930s

    2. Boston Public Library

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

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    Benson Farm animals N.H., 1934

    3. Library of Congress

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    Abraham Lincoln, 1860.

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

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

    4. Montana State University Library

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    Repairing a Bicycle, ca. 1895

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    Large Yellowstone Nation Park Bison Herd

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    Rochester Saloon, Madison County, Montana, ca. 1890

    5. The U.S. National Archives

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    Maine State Society Lobster Dinner, 1951.

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    Bill Clinton with Socks the Cat, 1993.

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

    St. Gil, Marc / Via Flickr: usnationalarchives

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

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

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    Sherpa man, Nepal, 1957.

    7. London School of Economics Library

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    Women's Hockey XI , 1923-1924

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    Dealers in Fancy-Ware, 1877.

    8. Powerhouse Museum Collection (Australian historic photos)

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    Kangaroo, 1890s.

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

    9. Greater Manchester Police

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    Oldham Motocycle Inspection, date unknown.

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    Police surveying after bombing, 1940.

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

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    Ski jump, date unknown.

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    Bear hunting, date unknown.

    11. Wisconsin Historical Images

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    Portrait of Caroline Webb Family, 1910.

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

    12. Minnesota Historical Society

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    Vintage underwear ad

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    Canning winners at the state fair, 1917

    13. Cambridge Historical Society

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    Annie B. (Chapman) Farley, 1906-1916

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    Julie E. L. Eggleston Smith, 1886.

    14. Swindon Collection, Central Library

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    Ammunition workers, Swindon, UK 1916

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    Edith New, a Swindon Suffragette, 1906.

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