The Library of Congress has posted to Flickr several thousand images from two collections: 1930’s-1940’s in Color and News in the 1910’s. These particular sets are posted under an experimental “no known copyright restrictions,” which means that these images can be used freely (though you should still credit the source so that interested users can located and browse through the collections.)
Access to these images without having to physically access the institution is thrilling – but without identifying criteria in the form of tags, users are still relegated to the electronic equivalent of thumbing through a shoebox of random photographs. What these images need are TAGS.
Flickr is inviting interested users to add tags to the images in order to make it easier for future users to locate particular images.
Please, go take a look a look and hang a few tags. Mrs. Stagg would have done it.