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US academic uploads 2.6 million historic copyright free book images and illustrations to Flickr

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

August 29, 2014 | 2 min read

An American academic has uploaded 2.6 million of history’s copyright free images to image-sharing website Flickr to allow users to take a digital trip through time.

The Flickr will have 12 million old-time images upon completion

Kalev Leetaru, has uploaded an astonishing 2.6 million fully-tagged images and drawings from books as part of the Internet Archive Organisation's scanning process.

According to Leetaru, internet digitaisation projects have traditionally been more focused on archiving the writings of the past with images being widely ignored.

Even illustrated print ads have been uploaded to the social media archive.

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