Thread: Anyone else 'collect' photos of your hometown found online?

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    • 5 years 11 months ago
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    Hello everyone! First off I'd like to say that I like the look of this place

    Ok, so does anyone else 'collect' photos of your hometown found online?
    What I mean by this is, I always find myself looking for photos of my hometown from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Two close by places I've grown up in, Newcastle-under-Lyme & Stoke-on-Trent - I've got loads of random photos that I've found in places like Google images results, flickr, Facebook, screenshots from Youtube vids etc The Internet Wayback machine is another good place to look if you know the old web addresses.

    I've lost many an hour going on 'photo hunts' Good fun!
    • 5 years 11 months ago
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    I haven't collected any images yet but I do search for them often online. I search for 80's 90's pics of Park Slope, Prospect Park, Windsor Terrace, and Williamsburg, all these places are in Brooklyn N.Y. I also like to see very old black and white pics of those places when they were under development, I enjoy looking at the clothes they wore, the horse and buggies, and imagine spending a day in their life at that time period. The coolest thing I've found online was a video taken at my school in the 80's, it was of my 5th grade class playing instruments on stage in the auditorium. I couldn't believe it, i didn't even know this video existed. Hardly anyone had video cameras at that time so those kind of videos are very rare.
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    • 5 years 11 months ago
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    Only closed places. I found this really nice picture of an old sign that I lived near. I know there is a flickr group that is dedicated to pictures of old Toys R Us buildings.
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