British Library uploads a million images to Flickr

More than 300 years of illustrations from the archives of the British Library have been uploaded to Flickr Commons, and now the organisation wants help sifting through them.

The images come from the pages of books from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s and were digitised by Microsoft, who then gifted them back to the British Library. In turn the British Library released them into the public domain.

Via: British Library uploads more than a million public domain images to Flickr (Wired UK).