We're huge fans of the photo-sharing and social-networking site Flickr here at the library. Whether it's artsy pictures of landscapes and interiors, or shots of random cute kids and puppies, Flickr is always absorbing and addictive.
But Flickr also offers weightier fare. The Library of Congress maintains a Flickr account. This week, coinciding with the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the LOC has been posting never-before scanned images of Lincoln. The photos can be viewed enlarged and offer visual insights into the real person that Abraham Lincoln was.
And because Flickr is interactive, viewers can add tags and notes. The above photo has been tagged 'emo', 'punk', and 'werewolf', due to Lincoln's haircut, no doubt. And a good deal of additional political discourse is contained in the viewer comments.