Now and Then - Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada, Dec. 2002 and winter 1899
As an assignment when I was studding photography, our class went to the
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in Fredericton New Brunswick on
the UNB campus. We were to find an old photograph and take an identical one
from current day. Do a "now and then" photo comparison. The Archives will
print off the images they have for a modest price. I printed off an extra one
as a gift for my grandfather.
My grandfather was a bit of a history buff. He bought junk and sold
antiques. During his dealing with antiques he met the person that owned
the negative, that was later donated to the Archives. He was able to tell
me that the negative was a glass plate, and the glass was broken into two
pieces. The crack, not very noticeable, runs through the little building
by the crossing gate. My attempt at creating a panorama back in 1989 was
not very successful. But that was when I got hooked on panoramas. I
was home for Christmas in 2002, and I shot this images around 1:00 PM on
Sussex NB, "Then" Winter 1899
Sussex NB, "Now" Dec 24, 2002
To create the digital version of the old image here, I used my digital camera
and took 4 shots, camera on tripod pointing down, just inside the patio door on
a cloudy day, and stitched them together.
To create the digital version of the new image here, I used my digital camera
and took 5 shots, camera on tripod with a fisheye lens full frame in portrait
mode, and stitched them together.