Looking Into The Past, Old Photos Superimposed on Present Day Scenes

photo by Thomas Kelley

Inspired by Michael Hughes’ Souvenir project, Jason Powell started Looking Into The Past, a Flickr pool devoted to combining old photos of locations, buildings, and people with the present day scene. The ones with the most impact have the photographer holding an old photo in front of the camera lined up with features in the scene. Since many of these gems are buried in the pool, I’ve created a gallery with some favorites. Paulo Canabarro and Wired UK have also collected some good ones.

If you’re interested in taking your own shots like this there are several online resources for original images.

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