US History on Pinterest

American History on Pinterest

We are blessed to live in an age of inexpensive digital imaging combined with easy to use methods of sharing those images.

The relatively new image and link sharing service Pinterest has been a wonderful tool for historians and history buffs who want to share their material.  We have our own Pinterest account for material shared from the Accessible Archives database and we follow some pretty amazing folks there as well.

When we first started using Pinterest we asked others about what and why they are sharing their stuff on the virtual pin boards there.

Here are some of the answers:

In addition to these folks, one of our favorite bloggers and Twitter users, Robin Foster of @savingstories, is on Pinterest.  If you want a glimpse of geneaologists and family historians are sharing information on Pinterest, her boards‘ would be a good place to start.

Many historical societies have also jumped on board and use Pinterest to help spread the word about their unique collections.  Here are the ones we currently follow:

If you are not yet on Pinterest and need an invitation, please request an invite by emailing your name and the email address we should send the invite to

If you are already using Pinterest to share your love of history or genealogy, please share a link in a comment below.

All images included in blog posts are from either Accessible Archives collections or out of copyright public sources unless otherwise noted. Common sources include the Library of Congress, The Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and other public archives.

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