Monday, July 14, 2014
Historical Photos of Rural America
Yale Photogrammr is a map of 90,000 historical US farm and agriculture photographs taken between 1935 and 1945.
The photos are mapped to county level. If you select a county on the map you can view all the photographs in the collection from the chosen county. You can also search the photos by photographer and date.
It is a bit of a shame that the photos aren't located more accurately than county level. This means it is a little difficult to hunt the same views down on Google Maps Street View (as I've done in the screenshots above). However this is a fascinating collection of photos of mid-20th Century rural America and I at least have had a little fun today wandering around Street View exploring some of the locations in the photos.