Written on January 16, 2009 by Michael Lascarides
One of the reasons for the NYPL’s participation in the Flickr Commons is to facilitate creative uses of our photographic content by the public at large. In just over a month since launch, we’ve already seen lots of people posting “then and now” comparisons of our historical photos of New York City.
Paul Hagon of the National Library of Australia has taken this idea further than we could have hoped for with his wonderful Flickr Commons/Google Street View mashup. Click through to see our images located on a map and shown as they appear today in Street View’s zoomable panoramas.
It’s not the first mashup he’s done, either; be sure to check out his Powerhouse Museum series, which is every bit as cool. Well done, Mr. Hagon!