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Blog post from Thursday, 25 September, 2014

This week we commemorate two milestones over on Flickr Commons.

First, September 30 is our sixth birthday on the Commons – we’ve been uploading selected images from our photographic collections to Flickr Commons since 2008. Now, we have almost 2 500 images, arranged into 100 thematic albums.

Second, we’ve recently passed 20 million views of our images on Flickr Commons! That’s a lot!

Thank you to everyone who has viewed, used, commented on and enjoyed our photographs. We love them, and it looks like you do too!

To celebrate, we’ll be sharing six of our most popular images from the Commons in a six day countdown to our September 30 birthday.


Soldier’s goodbye & Bobbie the cat, Sydney, ca. 1939-ca. 1945 / by Sam Hood

This poignant image is currently number two in our top ten most popular photos on Flickr Commons.

We don’t know who the people are, or whether Bobbie is a girl or boy, but it is a beautifully composed photograph which captures the bittersweet farewell of a couple about to be separated by war.