There is a fun and exciting new way to explore the history of Washington University’s campus — HistoryPin
Check out Washinton University Archives on Historypin. The archive has started with photos of Brookings Hall, but will be adding other buildings from around campus as time goes on. Become a fan of our Historypin page and recieve updates as new pictures are added.
Here is what the University Archives page looks like currently:
Or go directly to http://www.historypin.com/ and browse the map for more images of St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S., or around the world. Over 800 cultural organizations – libraries, archives, museums, and schools – have added images to the HistoryPin map.
Another cool feature of Historypin is that offers mobile apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones. When you take a picture with the app, it is automatically uploaded to Historypin. You can also digitize old photos by taking a picture of the old photo with the app. One neat aspect of the mobile app of Historypin is that when you hold your phone up to the street, images will appear. When you select an image, it will be overlaid onto the current view, which gives you an idea of how the street looked in the past.
Halfway between past and present. What Historypin is all about.
What is Historypin? Their website explains,
Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history.
This is done by uploading photos, videos, and audio and pinning them to a map supplied by Google Maps.
Intersted in learning more about the intersection of history and technology? Listen to the founder of Historypin speaking to the Society of American Archivists about Historypin.