Daily Dose Pick: SepiaTown


Incorporating antique (we’re talking turn-of-the-last-century) photos and images, mapping site SepiaTown is like an online time capsule of cities around the world.

Users are able to upload historical images of buildings and other locations with precise addresses, so you can see just what the spot you’re standing on looked like 100 years ago. SepiaTown’s Then/Now feature allows you to compare a historical image to the current Google Street View, or you can map historical events, such as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 or the 1928 UK Suffrage movement.

Start exploring SepiaTown, sign up to upload your own images, get historical background on the SepiaTown blog, see the latest user contributions, and become a fan on Facebook.

Click through below for a gallery of historical images from the site.

55 Prince Street, NYC, 1940

Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Námestovo, Slovakia, 1928

Corner of Rue Saint-Jacques and Rue des Fossès Saint-Jacques, Paris, 1903

Corner of 19th and Dolores, San Francisco, 1915

Corner of 1st and Utah, Los Angeles, 1916

Bermondsey Street, to the north, London, 1880

Washington Square fountain, NYC, 1932