NEW YORK CITY’S FIFTH AVENUE: THEN & NOW is an interactive website allowing users to compare 1911 photographs with 2015 Google Street View images.
Created as part of the NYPL Labs project, this website presents users with a street view photo from 1911 along with the Google Street view of the same location. Users can virtually walk up and down Fifth Avenue comparing the cityscapes.
Librarians will find this to be a fascinating way to introduce primary source activities related to “then and now”. Ask students to look for details such as transportation, fashion, street vendors, and more.
To visit the website, go to http://publicdomain.nypl.org/fifth-avenue/.