Looking Back in Time

Farmers' Market on the Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand circa 1886

Have you ever wished you could go back in time? Well, until physical time travel is invented and perfected (I don't care to be a beta tester) looking at old photos is a reasonable substitute. The Third View is a recent project to document the west of the past and today. Third View revisited the sites of 1860's and 1970's western American landscape photographs. The project made new photographs in the late 1990's, kept a field diary and collected materials useful in interpreting the scenes, change and the passage of time. This project is now online at ThirdView.org and the history of the western United States can be viewed from your computer, no time machine required.

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Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (New Mexico History Museum)