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Looking Into the Past by Jason Powell

If you remember “Pencil versus Camera” project by Ben Heine then this is something really similar, however this time Jason Powell allows us to look into the past.

Images are made by finding old photographs of places, printing them out, and then holding the print up in the modern day location that the original photograph was taken. Jason says that so far, most of the historical images have been available for free at the Library of Congress.

“Looking Into the Past” was inspired both by his love of history and Michael Hughes’ Souvenirs, and has already been featured on Wired, blog.flickr.net, NPR, DCist, Digg, Reddit and numerous other places of good repute.

The artist still continues to add new photos to his series, and even created a flickr group for people who want to do similar pictures.

Website: jasonepowell.com

Inlet Bridge, Washington, DC

Original photo taken around 1921, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

 Newsie, Willard Hotel, Washington, DC

Original image taken on April 14, 1912, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

F St. NW, Washington, DC

Original photo taken in 1920, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Thomas Circle, Washington, DC

Original photo taken in 1911, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Main Street, Annapolis, MD

Original image taken in 1964, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Boy Scouts, US Capitol, Washington, DC

Original photo taken in 1941, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

7th Street, Washington, DC

16th Street NW, Washington, DC

US Capitol Under Construction, Washington, DC

Original photo taken in 1863, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Beauty Pageant Winners, Union Station, Washington, DC

Original photo taken in 1921, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Easter Egg Roll at the US Capitol

Original photo taken in 1924, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

Original image taken in 1920, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Congressional Hog Calling, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

Original photo taken on 6/9/1937, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

1317½ 14th Street, Washington, DC

Original photo taken in 1911, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

March on Washington, August 28, 1963

Original photo taken by Warren Leffler, August 28, 1963, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Kenmore Dedication, Fredericksburg, VA

Original photo taken on 5/9/1925, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Newsies, US Capitol

Original image taken by Lewis Wickes Hine in April of 1912, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Women Demonstrating for Right to Vote, White House

Original photo taken in February, 1917, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg, VA

Original photo taken in 1920, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC

17th Street, Washington DC

King Street, Leesburg, VA

Carvel Hall, Annapolis, MD

Original image taken in 1920, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Union Station Square, Washington, DC

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