I’ve been working on a series of collages over the last few weeks using images taken from the Smithsonian photographic archive. This and the previous few collages posted on the blog are part of the series. With Google as my usual source for images, using the Smithsonian’s has been a nice new challenge to work within a specific archive. Not that what is available is limited by any means – there is a wealth of beautiful images, and its through the strength of these pictures that I feel I’ve come to some nice discoveries in how to put things together. Check out the Smithsonian Photography Initiative blog, THE BIGGER PICTURE, and browse the thousands of pictures featured at Flickr Commons.