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Librarian failing at Googling... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Librarian failing at Googling...
I've been trying different keywords for about twenty minutes, and coming up with nothing on an image search.

I'm looking for public domain images of kids in various historical eras and costumes. (To do a little imagining--"Hi, I'm ____, and I lived in _____. What do you think it was like to be me?" and so on.)

Anyone with a good site? The images definitely need to be public domain.
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aella_irene From: aella_irene Date: February 22nd, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could try the fashion pages for the relevant decades on wikipedia. They usually have portraits of children next to the children's fashions.
ladyvorkosigan From: ladyvorkosigan Date: February 22nd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've probably tried this, but have you seen the Creative Commons photo database?
mk_tortie From: mk_tortie Date: February 22nd, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe try here? http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

The WWII one has exactly what you described, so some of the others might too - and since it's the BBC I assume they're public domain.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 22nd, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


From: (Anonymous) Date: February 22nd, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)



getting images is the first step, then you need to check for public domain
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: February 22nd, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Strong Museum in Rochester used to be, well, really strong in this kind of collectible stuff before they repositioned themselves more as a Museum of Play. They still have programs for teachers to bring the kids in and see costuming from different eras, but nothing online I can see.

Here's a link for the program, with a phone number and all, if you've got some time to connect with them:

gabrielladusult From: gabrielladusult Date: February 23rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't those American Girls dolls/books do that sort of thing?


Do you want different nationalities too -- or genders? I don't have anything else that immediately pops to mind.
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: February 23rd, 2008 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)

does this look like an odldutc hcostume? y oucould go to thehollanring.com adn getto see our stupid wear. adn ia gree on google. yo usometiems have to be a near english linguistto sortof guess what's in theri meta-tags that c nadrag u psomething relevantto what you wantto read.
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