User talk:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

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Library of Congress[edit]

Hi, thanks for hunting down and uploading all these images of people for biographies. If possible, for the images taken from the Library of Congress, could you:

  • For the source use {{LOC-image}}
  • For the author, unless one is listed under "Creator(s)", please leave it blank. Bain is the publisher.
  • For the license, not that there's anything wrong with your tags, but more specific tags detailing the collection of the image are available like {{PD-Bain}} and {{PD-Detroit}}.
  • Be careful about dates. The dates the LOC lists for its collections are very general. The date you want is listed under "Date Created/Published". Also watch out for automatic dates added by the upload wizard.

At the very least if you don't want to do all that, it would be very helpful if you included the original hyperlink in the source, both for adding more information, and for accurate rights assessment which is very important on commons. Happy editing uploading! Opencooper (talk) 07:24, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

My dates are the accurate ones, we are currently in the November 1917 tranche. A few of the images in each development batch have dates etched into the gelatin, and there is an incremental number that corresponds to the development batch. Those developed in the same batch have the same number. This can be confirmed by finding the corresponding event in the New York Times archive. The upload wizard forces me to fill the author field. All these can be changed in a batch process since I am consistent in the way I upload them. You can participate if you want to, the LOC is crowdsourcing context for the images at Flickr. They ask that you find the event and more details about the person pictured. Here is an example of the work being done
About the dates I was making a more general comment, though I based it off the few of your uploads I personally ran across, apologies if it sounded like I was accusing you of writing the wrong dates and thanks for your diligence in ascertaining the proper dates, it's not always easy figuring those out. For the upload wizard, maybe you could try putting the {{unknown}} template in instead, but personally the wizard gave me a lot of trouble so I don't blame you then. Thanks for the information about the crowdsourcing, I did see the resulting information on a few photos and found it to be very illuminating and I will strongly consider participating, especially since I've been going through images on the LOC and trying to see if they could be used on any articles. Cheers. Opencooper (talk) 09:38, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
They upload about 50 new ones each Friday around 10:00 am EST at Flickr Commons, you need an account in Flickr to participate. Join us this Friday just for fun. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 20:09, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
if i might make a request - think about clicking through to the LOC site to get the better metadata? and pattypan tool lets you mass upload in photograph template. i've been slowly going through user:Trialsanderrors, but it is painful i.e. [1]. cheers Slowking4 § Richard Arthur Norton's revenge 17:27, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

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Copyright status: File:Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia and Detective Mary Shanley circa 1940-1945.png[edit]

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Yours sincerely, Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:45, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

eBay[edit]

I download the images from the website only. CecilF (talk) 21:22, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

Is there a trick to downloading? Chrome browser has right click download disabled. You only have the magnification tool and a screenshot, how do you do it?

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Please properly use the source field[edit]

Hi Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ),
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