|An unidentified bathing beauty, just one|
of hundreds of unknown images from the
Beryl Ford Collection.
But many of the photographs in the massive collection are not identified. People and places are depicted but little or no information is included. To solicit public input the Library has posted many of these images on Flickr hoping people like you might help. According to the Library's blog:
"We want to encourage user participation in the identification of the images and to make our resources more available, discoverable, and useful. We hope that both known and unknown audiences will want to comment, share, and engage in community conversations about our shared history."
Unidentified people and places are now posted and your input is invited. Even if you don't recognize anyone it's a lot of fun trolling through the photos.After all, Beryl did a dandy job saving all this local history. Helping identify some prints is the least we can do to honor his memory.
TCCL Special Collections on Flickr