Saturday, July 28, 2018

The World as Seen in Vintage Photos

Ajapaik is a gallery and interactive map showcasing historical and vintage photographs of Estonia. The site allows you to view over 130,000 old images of Estonia, about 75,000 of which have been mapped.

The Ajapaik interactive map allows you to browse this huge collection of old photos by location. If you select a marker on the map the selected photo will be highlighted in the map sidebar. The marker itself shows where the photo was taken and the direction of the camera. If you click on the photo in the map sidebar you can view details about the picture, including any copyright restrictions on using the chosen photo.

You can also browse Ajapaik by albums. In the albums section the vintage photographs have been grouped by theme. These themes includes categories such as sports, transport and also themes organised around individual Estonian towns and cities.

Also See

OldSF - vintage photos of San Francisco
OldNYC - old photographs of New York
Old Toronto - historic photos of Toronto from the City of Toronto Archives
Wymer's DC view images of D.C. from the John P. Wymer Photograph Collection
The Yangon Time Machine - a map of vintage photographs of Yangon, Myanmar
Smapshot - historical images of Switzerland
OldAms - thousands of vintage photographs of Amsterdam
Tids Maskinen - explore photos of Norway by location & date
Helsinki Ennen - historical maps and photographs of the Finnish capital
Our Town Stories - Edinburgh - vintage photos & maps of the Scottish capital
Vintage Greece - geo-located vintage photographs and historical maps of Greece
Historypin - a huge collection of mapped vintage photos from around the world

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