Monday, July 14, 2014

Historical Photos of Rural America

Dewey, Montana

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.

Wisdom, Montana

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.

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