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Connecticut State Library now on Historypin Thursday, October 27, 2011

Posted by capittsley in Archives, digital collections.
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The Connecticut State Library is excited to announce that we have added our first set of images to Historypin. Historypin is a site that allows users to explore the past in a whole new way. Historic photos are pinned to a map and layered on Google street-views allowing users to see that pinned location in both the present and the past. Nick Stanhope, CEO of the British non-profit, We Are What We Do, will be speaking at the Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives here at the State Library on October 28, 2011 and was featured in an NPR All Things Considered episode this weekend.

The State Library, with the generous help of Historypin staff, have added a collection of WPA Architectural Survey photos from Cheshire as a pilot. We plan to add the remainder of the WPA Architectural Survey collection and will be adding the Thompson Photographs of Hartford, 1903-1906 (PG 430). The Thompson Photographs of Hartford collection are street scenes of central Hartford taken between 1903 and 1906 and really highlight the changes that have taken place in Hartford over the last 100 years.

So please check out our Historypin collection and have fun!



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