Email This Page to a FriendPreview: Some Great Old Sailing Photos: 18-Footers Sailing in Sydney, Australia
September 29, 2012
I love looking at old photos of boats, and for you OCH members who share this passion be sure and check out the great photos posted by the Australian National Maritime Museum (full URL is below).
They're spectacular and I'm grateful to my friend Claas van der Linde for alerting me to them. The photographer is Hall (father & son) and views from the 1890s to the 1930s are included. There are about 150 images in this collection and they are shown via Flickr Commons and can be viewed either as the default slide show or individually in several sizes including the original size and full-screen. The resolution holds up remarkably well for studying the details. There's also a place to comment and to add additional information beyond what's in the museum-generated captions.
How useful it would be if other photo collections showing the boats we know and love could be posted in this useable size and resolution! Other photo collections have been posted by the Austrailian National Maritime Museum to the same standards, so check out the museum's home page and you'll see at the bottom where Flickr Commons can be clicked to bring them up. Below is the museum's user-friendly statement regarding rights and reproductions. I like this part best: "Users may download or print off these images for research, artistic or other personal use."
Full URL to the images: http://www.flickr.com//search/show/?q=18+footer&w=33147718%40N05&ss=2
The Australian National Maritime Museum joined Flickr Commons in 2010 to begin a process of making its major photographic collections more accessible to the public.
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