Welcome to our overhauled website!

4 Mar


Dr. Spock offers support to American Indian Movement: 1972

American Indian Movement leader Vernon Bellacourt talks with peace activist Dr. Benjamin Spock during the takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs – 1972.

As we have grown (over 3,400 images, 4,250,000 image views), we’ve found the need to better organize our website and Flickr page in order to make it easier for you to access what you’re interested in

We have now better integrated our Flickr historical photo site with our website by creating a tab that lists individual people portrayed in the photographs and images on our Flickr site. This is a work in progress, but we’ve gone through about one-third of our images at this time and it is regularly updated.

We’ve also added new categories to our blog post guide and photo album guide to help you locate posts and photographic or image subjects easier.

And we’ve added a new tab for documents that contains more detailed descriptions and historical context of each document that we have posted.

Md.-D.C. communist leaders taken to jail: 1952

Maryland and D.C. Communist Party officials are led off to jail after their convictions for being members of the Communist Party – 1952.

Our Flickr photo site now has close to 3,500 images (each with a detailed description and each album has a description of how images relate to each other) that can be accessed in a number of different ways:

By date of the image (newest to oldest)
By date uploaded to Flickr (newest to oldest)
By album of the same event or related images
By subject
By individual portrayed (of those that have been identified)
By search feature located at the top of the Flickr page

Hobson arrested in bus fare increase protest: 1970

D.C. activist, school board member and city council member Julius Hobson is arrested in a protest over a bus fare hike – 1970.

Our blog posts can also be accessed a number of different ways. Features located on the right side of the website (at the bottom of the page on mobile) include links to:

  • Recent posts (newest to oldest)
  • Top posts and pages (recently popular)
  • Archives (select decade of interest
  • Search (enter a keyword for the subject you’re interested in)

Additionally, you may browse by subject in the Navigation tab at the top of the page (subjects are listed alphabetically).

We hope you find it easier to find what you are looking for!

Our most common inquiry is the use of images posted. All images are marked on the individual image page as “all rights reserved,” “non-commercial use permitted” or “public domain.” Most have the identification of the original source of the photograph or image at the end of the photo description. If you wish to use an image marked “all rights reserved” or seek a for-profit use of a “non-commercial use permitted,” you will need to contact the holder of the rights to the image. If you need assistance, contact us at Washington_Area_Spark@yahoo.com.

One Response to “Welcome to our overhauled website!”

  1. Sue Reading March 5, 2019 at 12:19 am #

    What a massive undertaking… obviously well-appreciated, judging by the number of views! These changes will definitely make navigation and research easier. Thank you!

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