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What Was There

WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.

WhatWasThere (@WhatWasThere) | TwitterWhat was thereā€ project: More geocoded old photographs | twentyone ...The interactive tool What Was has photos from different locations across the globe, in different time periods, with dates and a little information about each picture.  The British Museum has a more comprehensive collection but this site is a good starting point for children to explore their own surroundings and learn a little about local history, such as what London looked like during the Blitz.