The National Museum of Public Health has uploaded to Flickr a selected collection of photos from its archives of hundreds of thousands.
The National Museum of Health and Medicine has been uploading pictures to Flickr since September 2006. We’ve transcribed, of course, all information that we have for each picture, but have also been posting some for which we have relatively little information, such as Library of Congress is doing, with the hope that a Flickr user will recognize them and be able to tell us more.
We’ve been uploading the hard way, mostly one picture at a time, choosing from among the several hundred thousand we’ve been digitizing over the last three years. Until that database goes live, this is our way of sharing our favorite photos from our many collections.