After going live on Flickr Commons, Tyne & Wear Archive & Museum’s Photostream had an influx of people viewing the photographic collections online. We have now reached over 200,000 views of the images we have uploaded to Flickr, to take a look at these follow this link.
We had a particular interest in our ‘Criminals of 1871-1873′ set, by Mr. Fladd and his 7th Grade Class at Deerfield Community School, New Hampshire, in the United States.
The history class had some questions about the collection of 19th Century criminals, in which Mr. Fladd filmed some of the students’ questions and posted the video at this address.
From there we decided to answer these questions through Skype, which is a video link over the web, so we could engage with Mr Fladd and his class of students in real time.
Peter Hepplewhite, our Learning and Outreach Manager, who provides education activities and sessions on items relating to the Archives, answered the questions that the history class had about the images on Flickr.
It proved to be a great success. Speaking with Mr. Fladd and his history class through Skype was quite surreal at first, but it’s fantastic to think that people the other side of the world can enjoy, appreciate and learn about the collections held here at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
The students at Deerfield Community School are now recreating their own mug shots of Victorian Villians, here are a few to show you.
Thanks to Mr.Fladd and his History Students!