I've always been a fan of Paul Dorpat's "Now & Then" feature in the Seattle Times. I noticed a guy in the UK was making composited cross-time images by matching Google's Street View with vintage photos, so I made some of my own -- though I sometimes take my own "now" photos to improve alignment. It's been fun to time travel and think about people and events that happened in our region's past. All images can be clicked to see them at full size.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cherry Land

Pictured here is Tameno Habu Kobata standing in front of her family's Cherry Land flower shop during its peak in 1941. By the end of the year, the business would be closed and the Kobata family interned, along with most other Japanese-Americans in the Northwest. Buildings along this portion of Jackson were later torn down to make way for I-5, which stands over most of the shop's old footprint today.


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