Oct 23, 2010

SepiaTown: View and Share Mapped Historical Images On-Line

What is SepiaTown?
"In a way, it's a time machine. SepiaTown lets you use your computer or mobile device to see what the very spot you're standing on looked like decades or centuries ago...SepiaTown lets you view and share thousands of mapped historical images from around the globe....The objective of SepiaTown is to map a virtual past by collecting and mapping a vast collection of historical and vintage photographs, prints, film, audio and other media. Please help this collection grow and share your history - contribute your own early photos, pieces of history, and other media from yesteryear"

This site would be great for history teachers and their students, especially in classrooms that have interactive whiteboards!

Image: SepiaTown


History Pin  "Pin your history to the world"

via O'Reilly Radar
via Fresh + New(er) -"discussion of issues around digital media and museums"
"Fresh+New is a blog primarily written by Seb Chan at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. The purpose of the site is to act as a repository and sounding board for discussions around digital media and its use in museums. It evolved from a team discussion tool into a sector resource."

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