Thing 3 : Using image banks

Using image banks is something I have though about  occasionally in the past when designing a poster or putting together a document. However most of the time I end up using photos I or one of my colleagues has taken or that we have had taken for us at work, as most of these documents are for my work. I started off this Thing by exploring Google Images, it's a really useful tool and I found one of my favourite library images on the labelled for reuse selection. The image is of Andrew Carnegie at the laying of the foundation stone of the Central Library in Waterford. You can see the it is serious civic occasion, Carnegie is wearing a top hat and the mayor is present in his chain of office and fur cloak. There are some ordinary working people there too, you can tell they know this is a momentous occasion for the City of Waterford.

Andrew Carnegie Laying foundation stone of Waterford Free Library, 19th Oct.1903,NLI Collection,no copyright restrictions

When you click on the image in Google Images you are taken to the location of the photo on Flickr you re taken to the National Library of Ireland page on Flickr, where you can learn more about the photograph and see that there are no known copyright restrictions on the use of the image.
I didn't find Flickr all that easy to navigate and it took me a while to find this image on Flickr.I didn't immediately click on all of the links from the Google images location and searched for it under people and  places but completely different photos of both Andrew Carnegie and Waterford Library came up in those searches.


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