Monday, May 9, 2011

Bricks of the Past - Rephotography at the Spokesman-Review

Riverside Avenue in 1909 and Today--where did all the people go?
Our local newspaper has been dipping into its archives for content more and more lately. It is a welcome trend for local historians. The latest offering is Bricks of the Past - A Then & Now gallery. Readers of this blog now what a sucker I am for rephotography projects, and this one is very nicely presented, with a slider bar at the bottom of each image to shift between past and present.

Does anyone know what software they used to do this?

3 comments:

Benjamin Lukoff said...

Thanks for the link! I'm especially interested in Spokane rephotography now that I have family there (my wife grew up on the South Hill).

Speaking of rephotography, have I mentioned my own book to you? Feel free to DM me on Twitter if not, and you're interested. It's on Seattle.

Larry Cebula said...

Howdy Ben. I don't know your book but just ordered a copy. Have you been following the Twitter Feed from the Washington State Digital Archives--WaDigitArchives? We have featured some quick and dirty "rephotography" matching historic photos with Google Street views.

Chris Hendee said...

Nice rephotography project. The slider is really neat. I would like to do a project of Milwaukee using that software.