Pensacola - Then and NowI was surfing about the Prints and Photographs Division section of the Library of Congress site when I came across the Detroit Publishing Company Collection. Among this collection were many pictures of downtown Pensacola at the turn of the century. That immediatly led me to thinking about doing a page of "then and now" comparisons.
Over Christmas, 1997, I took a bunch of photos of the downtown area. For the "now" part of my comparison, I tried to get as close to the same angle as the guy who originally took the photos. This proved quite hard, but I think I did fairly well. Maybe in the future I'll redo some of them for better effect, but for now I am happy.
To see both "then" and "now" photos, click on the links in the index. The map shows where each of the numbered links are located in Pensacola.
NOTE: The following is quoted from the Copyright and Restrictions portion of the LOC pages dealing with the Detroit Publishing Company Collection:
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright or any other restrictions in the photographs in this collection. However, some of the content may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by privacy and/or publicity rights.
If anyone at the LOC has any problems with me using these pictures, please contact me.