West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta – 1970 & 2013

Happy 2014 folks! We are back with a new city added to our blog: Atlanta (GA).

The following picture is from 1970 and show a very different West Peach Street Northwest.

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I’m coming back!

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I know, It’s a long time without updates… but finally in january 2nd I’m back with new photographs and comparisons. Without a great film scanner was very hard to prepare new and original content.

But now with my new Plustek Opticfilm 8200i the weekly updates are back! Prepare yourself!

8811 East Jefferson Avenue 1954 and Now

I always prefer to use vintage negatives, photos and slides to show a more accurate view from the streets, but sometimes the only option I have is a postcard. Like this one from the B & B Chevrolet Dealership, in Detroit (MI).

This is the postcard from 1954:

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West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, circa 1969 and Now

We are back to Philadelphia, this time with a great photography from West Girard Avenue with North 5th Street.

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Buffalo Street, Banff (Canada) – 1966 and Now

When I bought this slide around a year ago, I felt in love by that incredible mountain in the end of the street. It’s an amazing place to visit and stay, this photography is from 1966.

Buffalo Street 1966

With the info “Banff AB Alberta Street Scene” written in the slide board, it was very easy to find the right place.

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Chatham (NY) in 1974 and Now

Today a great view from the small town Chatham in Columbia county, New York state. The photography below was taken in april 21st 1974 at Hudson Avenue.

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Considered by many the symbol of Chatham, the clock tower and a portion of the main street suffered a fire in 1869 and was rebuilt in 1872*.

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North Highland Avenue 1952 & Now

At the first time I saw this slide I was very confused about the right place. I’ve never been in Los Angeles in my life, so I spent around 20 minutes to find the right place of this photo.

Originally it is in color but due the bad conditions of this very old slide I decided to publish it in black and white. The date is december 1952.

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You can see in the photo two famous buildings from this area: The Hollywood United Methodist Church in the middle and the Hollywood First National Building at the right side.

And below, the same place from 1952 at Google Street View. I believe the photo above is located in the corner of North Highland Avenue with Sunset Boulevard. Have a look:
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Times Square 1957 & 2013

Sorry for long time without updates. I was busy at work and take a trip to Uruguay and Argentina for a month with my wife. Now I’m back with new updates in a regular basis.

For now, have a look in this photography from Times Square in 1957. When I bought this slide I miss any information about the year of the photo. But the movie “Fire Down Below” and the old Hotel Claridge (left side, at southeast corner of Broadway and 44th street) give me the right idea.

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