Wordless Wednesday

Many blogs observe “Wordless Wednesday,” weekly posts of silent, colorful musings with or without themes. Today’s Wordless Wednesday theme is Round Things. All photographs are from public archives on The Commons.

A participant carves a watermelon in the Food Culture USA program at the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

"Untitled," Smithsonian Institution

Coloured illustrations of meat and poultry piled onto elaborate silver serving stands, 1901

"Coloured illustrations of meat and poultry piled onto elaborate silver serving stands, 1901," State Library of Queensland, Australia

[Cat posed with Mexican serape]

"Cat posed with Mexican serape ," Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries"

Ceiling Fixture, Rockefeller Center, New York City

"Ceiling Fixture, Rockefeller Center, New York City," Smithsonian Institution

Closeup of a Fence Constructed of Tire Rims in New Ulm Minnesota...

"Closeup of a Fence Constructed of Tire Rims in New Ulm Minnesota...," The U.S. National Archives

Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe

"Hubble Reopens Its Eye on the Universe," NASA

You don’t have to be an institution to contribute to the wealth of Creative Commons images  online. Get started with your own archives.

–Renée

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