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Photographic of the World

Oct 03, 2016 2016-10-03

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Portable Portal into the Past

WhatWasThere.com allows students of all ages to take a walk down memory lane as they pore over photos of the past. Created in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by Enlighten Ventures, WhatWasThere lets users upload photos and place them at addresses found on Google Maps. Enlighten Ventures’ vision is to provide a photographic history of the world for users to investigate. Students simply type in the name of a state, city, or local address and begin examining photos in the collection. WhatWasThere.com encourages historical thinking as students “feel the history of a specific location in a new way.” Being exposed to America’s photographic history enables youth to see the complexity of history from more than one point of view or perspective. After downloading the iOS app, students can use the camera on their iPhone or iPod touch to access WhatWasThere.com and experience in augmented reality the history that surrounds them. Cost: Free

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