The Archives continues ‘pinning’ content to Historypin!

This isn’t the first time we’ve blogged about our Historypin page. We’ve recently taken the time, however, to add a number of new features to our Historypin Channel. In addition to over 200 new photos, we’ve added a number of site-specific moving image files from the 1920s to the 1970s!

Here is a screenshot with one of our photographs ‘pinned’ in Street View. Using the ‘Fade’ bar on the left you can fade out the archival image to see what that intersection looks like in Street View today.

One of our summer interns, Jesse Cumming, identified 200+ photos to add to our Historypin Channel. He also created a couple of unique “Tours” (click on the “Tours” tab to view). The first is called Vancouver in Motion and collects all our newly added moving image clips. The second, A 360° trip down Burrard, brings together photographs from the City of Vancouver Transportation Division, to create a tour down Burrard St. from Broadway to Hastings, showing 360° views of intersections along the way. After helping the Archives to ‘pin’ the photos in Jesse’s A 360˚trip down Burrard to Google Street View, our volunteer Kristine was inspired to create a tour of one of her favourite neighbourhoods, so you can also enjoy her tour: A “Drive” Through the Past.

A screenshot of our Historypin Channel in the “Map” tab.

Feel free to take a look for yourself at the nearly 800 items we have to explore on Historypin. And maybe trying pinning a few of your own photos!

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