I'm late to the jump as these images were originally published on October 1, 2010, but thanks to a friend who spotted this website, I discovered a new (to me) historical composition of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. San Francisco-based photographer, Shawn Clover, was inspired to create these mash-ups of past and present after reading San Francisco is Burning. He used photos taken from the 1906 quake and modern photos he took and accurately lined them up to create a "then/now" take of San Francisco.
It's an interesting visual to look at and it's quite amazing to compare how things looked then to what exists now. I'm a history buff and love the concept of these photos. They are so unique compared to anything else I've seen and the photos certainly force the viewer to consider past and present all at once.
What are your impressions?
Heart Building on Market Street
Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies
Franklin and Hyde Street