Thursday, October 7, 2010

Library Company Images Now on SepiaTown Website

The Library Company has uploaded several images from the Print and Photograph Department onto SepiaTown, an interactive website where visitors can view historical images from all over the world based on geographic location. SepiaTown’s homepage centers in on New York City but we hope to draw enough attention to Philadelphia to make it their new opening page!

The Library Company has selected a variety of prints and photographs depicting Philadelphia in various time periods spanning from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. A unique feature of SepiaTown is a then/now feature (see the link near the upper right corner of the screen) juxtaposing the recent google street view with the historical image, often a stark contrast.

We hope this international site will broaden the Library Company’s audience and expose our collection to new viewers. To see the Library Company’s collection, either search for a Philadelphia location by keyword or maneuver the map over Philadelphia. SepiaTown’s homepage can be found by clicking here:

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