Great website, vintage photos of your town

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  1. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    http://www.shorpy.com/

    scroll down & click the city/town you are interested in.
    if you click on the pics it will give you more detail
     
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    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    Very cool, dude. Thanks for posting. I bookmarked it.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    the orphanage my grandfather & his brother grew up in.
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    sometimes the site will give you current pics of what the vintage pics look like today.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    i still cant find where to type in my city
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    jeesuz, great photo
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    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    Dude the resolution is really nice on some of these. I may have to go find the places that are included for my city and shoot them for comparison. Would be a fun project.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    scroll down & look on the right for your town.
     
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    Sorry, no tits or ass photos for you.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    nevermind it didn't translate when i pasted & copied, but on the website i hit view full size & it blew it up huge with unbelievable digital detail...holy shit, you can look right in the dam windows.
     
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    They have the photos linked to google maps too. :cheer:
     
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    the hospital my father was born in

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    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was impressed with the ones I clicked on. It's cool to see all the detail in the old photographs.
     
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    What a great website Stripes. Thank you. I also bookmarked it... some fascinating vintage photographs.
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    meh..only 2 pages of results for my "town", most of which are of people I don't know and appear to have not been photographed anywhere close to home.


    thanks anyway :hat:
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    well check out places you've been is always cool too:secret:
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    did you click on the individual photos because it gives more details
     
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    no cardiff by the sea.......WAAAAAAAA
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    I just clicked on a few, and it seems that people leaving comments are the main reason for pics taken in D.C. showing up under a search for "Toronto".


    these pics are pretty cool tho..very clear and detailed for shots taken nearly 100 years ago. seems like a cool site to browse around at random, just thought I'd find more pics that were actually taken here.