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We've joined The Commons!

The National Maritime Museum has joined The Commons on Flickr and you're invited to help us interpret our historic photographs collection. Tag our photographs with the words that you think describe them best. And if you know the names of the people depicted, or precise locations, or any other information, please do share it. We'll be reviewing your contributions to see what you uncover.

About our photography collection

We hold Britain's finest collection of historic maritime photographs, dating back to the beginnings of photography in the 1840s. The collection includes work by photographers such as W.H. Fox Talbot, Alan Villiers and Bedford Lemere, with portraits of the world's most famous ships, from Aquitania to Zweena.