PetaPixel

Historypin Places Historical Photographs Over Google Street View

Just last week we wrote that the Museum of London had released an augmented reality iPhone app that overlays historical photographs over live views of the location.

If you don’t live in London, you can play around with the same concept using Historypin, a website that allows you to pin historical photographs onto Google’s Street View. The screenshot above shows a photograph of London bikers in 1926. Even though the views aren’t “live” like with the iPhone app, it’s still neat to see old photos in the context of present day images.


 
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