Pretzel anyone ?

I really love when I found slides from travellers. They always show some interesting pictures of public places in a more relaxed way than taken by locals, since tourists always have a different way of portraying the city.

This slide from december 1970 shows a commom everyday scene of Philadelphia. And for many people not be worth a photo, but worth to these three people: one stop to eat some pretzels.

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East Colorado Boulevard 60′s and now

When I bought this postcard on eBay was only described in the auction “Vintage Colorado Postcard” but, in fact, this is East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

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Old State House, Boston 1961 and Now

One of my favorites cities in America is Boston. I just visited once in 2012, for a week, but I can’t wait to return. Maybe in 2014 yet…

The following picture shows the Old State House, right in downtown. I believe the two ladies in dresses are together with who take the photo. There is no mention about who is those women in the slide’s frame, the photographer just take note about the month (june) and the year (1961).

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Happy unknown couple in 1958

Hello folks! I am planning to make more frequent updates for now on. And I’ll start today a new category here called “Vintage Album“, where there is no comparative “Then and Now” but great photos from the past directly from my original archives.

The first photography is from 1958 and features a couple in front of a house, somewhere in California. Unfortunately there is no information about the couple in the picture. The car looks like a 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

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It seems a simple and happy life in the suburbs, huh ?

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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