The Field Museum Library Joins Flickr Commons

On April 30,2009, Chicago's Field Museum Library joined the ranks of public institutions like the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian in becoming a member of Flickr Commons. The goal of Flickr Commons is to allow users access to the world's public photography archives, and encourage user interaction through comments and tagging. The Field Museum's Flickr sets include images pertaining to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the Museum's history, and Illinois landscapes.

West Court with mammoth

Shown here is an 1895 photo of the Field Columbian Museum with a Mammoth model.