Gas Co ball, Trocadero, July 1941

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  1. longreach 98 months ago | reply

    Magic image - I wonder if the library waits until a photo is old before it is interested - or if they collect current shots with a view to longevity? Difficult job in this age of digital happy snappers in our millions.

  2. State Library of New South Wales collection 98 months ago | reply

    Hi longreach - I'm glad you asked!! The Library collects items which document the life and history of NSW specifically and, more broadly, Australia (although the other State Libraries look after their own states). To this end we still actively collect photographs - both physical and digital - which are current, from private and professional photographers. The only reason you see 'old' shots up on Flickr is that for them to be part of the Flickr Commons, they need to be out of copyright, which, under Australian law, is any photograph taken before 1955.

  3. ganagafoto 98 months ago | reply

    Wow, where Jack Torrance is?
    Ciao, Angelo

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