Thank you so much for supporting my blog and since I am a "genie", it's time I grant some wishes!
A few weeks ago I posted some "then and now" pictures of old school brooklyn from the NYPL digital gallery with my own pictures from 2011. I had so much fun doing this! I have been able to do this type of project with some of my family pictures and it was really amazing to see the transformations.
For those of you who can't visit NYC, I want to help you connect your family pictures with their modern day counterpart.
But there are only 3 wishes...the first 3 people to email me one of their original* Manhattan or Brooklyn Family picture will be granted 3 free current day pictures!
*please only send pictures that are yours to use!
How to enter:
Email me a picture you have from your family history research of a location in Manhattan or Brooklyn, and I will personally go to the location and take a matching picture for you! It can be of a house, apartment building, store, cemetery, church, school, famous landmark, picture from a family vacation etc...with some architectural or distinguishable structure or landmark in the background. The older the better!
Details to send with picture:
Your name and email address.
The address or the name of the location (church, cemetery, school, building, park...)
Year the picture was taken (not critical, but try to include a time frame)
If the picture is of a specific address, please include any other details you might have of it's location (cross streets, uptown, downtown, borough, next to a church) in case the addresses have changed.
Any details about the picture you don't mind sharing... Why do you have this picture? If there are people in the picture, who are they? Tell me a little bit about their story. Is there any family story with this picture or place? How did you get this picture?
1 picture per person
Accepted file formats: .jpeg, .tiff, .pdf
Please send the highest resolution scan you have- helpful for matching the images together!
I'd love to show your "then" pictures with my "now pictures on the blog, please understand this potential when submitting a picture. Include anything regarding this matter with your submission.
I think this could be a lot of fun! Did I miss anything? First time doing something like this so please let me know if you have any questions, and as always share any comments below!! Spread the word and check back to see the winning submissions! I'll post a follow-up once the 3 wishes have been accepted!