Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What Was There

http://www.whatwasthere.com/

This is a very interesting site full of archived photos from around the world.  Just search for a location, and select an archived photo you would like to view.  You can look at the photo information or select Google Street View to access a slide that will overlay the photo on top of the current Google Maps view.  You can fade in and out of the archived photo to see which buildings used to be in that spot.  Some cities do not have many photos as this app relies on people uploading their own photos into the website.
 You are also able to use a magnifying lens to zoom in on the photo itself.

What a great social studies project this would make for those grades studying local communities! Or what a great project for someone who has access to archived community photos.




New York City - present day Broadway

Reading about the sinking of the Titanic, 1912 at the Sun newspaper building