A couple of days ago I came across a website called Historypin. It's a website based in England which uses the Google Map engine to allow users to upload historical photos and pin them to the map. The photos can also be overlaid on to Google Street View to show how a place has changed over time. Here's a short video explaining the concept:


Now it's still new, so there isn't a whole lot of content yet, but I smell potential. This is going to be big.

So why am I posting this on DCF? Because at the moment, Albuquerque has zero photos on Historypin. The image on the header is a few photos in Las Cruces, the only town in New Mexico that has any content on Historypin. There are a lot of history lovers on this site, and I'm sure some of you must have some old photos of ABQ or Santa Fe lying around. So dig them out, join the website, and share your stories!

On a side note, does anyone have a contact in the Albuquerque Museum? Cause it'd be pretty sweet if they uploaded their postcard collection...

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Comment by slamwagon on July 7, 2010 at 11:35am
OK... I've got some photos in the hopper...

Someone should get in touch with Mo Palmer... her archive has got to be insanely huge!
Comment by Barelas Babe on July 7, 2010 at 11:55am
What a great idea this is! I will contact NHCC about their Barelas photo archives - maybe they will post some of those photos on this site.
Comment by cathyray on July 7, 2010 at 4:08pm
That is cool!
Comment by Lucky on July 7, 2010 at 6:13pm
This is AWESOME. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Just so you know, someone has added an ABQ photo - a shot of the Superchief being serviced in 1943.
Comment by John on July 7, 2010 at 6:57pm
Lucky - yeah, that was me. I uploaded that just after posting this. :)
Comment by Lucky on July 7, 2010 at 8:56pm
Ah-ha! Well, it's a great start. I wish I had some historic photos of Albuquerque, but as I've only been here since 2008, not so much.
Comment by Braceman on July 7, 2010 at 9:12pm
The wonderful postcard collection is housed not at the Museum but the Special Collections Branch of the public library. Special Collections is now on the second floor of the Main Library, 501 Copper NW. The Center for Southwest Research at UNM Zimmermann Library also has some cool digital photos of our City

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