Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Feature --Then/Now View!

It's been a great 2 weeks since we launched, and we've been amazed by the positive response to the SepiaTown in what we consider to be its most simple and raw form.
We've been very busy behind the scenes though, mixing up new features in our laboratory, and we are very excited to announce a new feature that many of you have been requesting:

"Then/Now" view on the image results page using Google Streetview.

We think this will make your time travel experience even more cool, by giving you a way to see the differences and similarities between the images in our collection and the way they currently look on location.

One note: You may find as you search the site, images of places that are so remote or rural that there is no Streetview yet, or a Streetview that seems inaccurate. Google, like SepiaTown, is always updating and evolving its information, and we're sure these areas will soon be viewable.

Click on an image below to go to page, then click on the then/now link in the options menu over the map.

Sample Pages...


San Francisco




  1. Just discovered SepiaTown - congratulations, it is genuinely amazing. And 'then and now' so cool. Will seriously look at how we can use this with historical images of Melbourne, Australia from the State Library of Victoria...

  2. A fantastic new capability that really opens up so many educational possibilities. Great stuff!