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

Fun In The Urban Canyon

Long before Seafair, Seattle was all about the Golden Potlatch. Up top is a shot from the big parade in 1913 near 2nd and Marion. Interesting that the Google Street View car captured some protesters on the left side of the street. It looks like they're joining the party. The second shot is another Potlatch celebration from between 1911 and 1914, this time just a bit further north on 2nd. Check out the street lights decorated as totem poles.


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