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?


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.