The idea to create then and now photos emerged when I heard that New York Public Library has added many old photo scans to the public domain.

Probably most photos there are from the US, but I decided to check if there are any from Israel as well. And since people from Europe and the US visited this region and took photos, I was able to find them in the New York Library’s Public Domain.

I will show an old photo (most of them were made 100-150 years ago), my recent photo and a combination of both.

More info:

Old photo of Jerusalem

My photograph of the Dome of the Rock

After merging the two, we get the combined then and now



This is my photograph

Then and now


Another old photo of Jerusalem

Jerusalem photo that I made several years ago


The combined photo

Old picture of Jaffa

And my recent Jaffa photograph

The result

Old picture of Haifa


This is a photo I made about a month ago

And this is the combined photo