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Geo Layer PhillyHistory AR

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PhillyHistory AR

Layer ID: demox
by Azavea

View historic photos of Philadelphia on your phone!

Augmented Reality by enables you to see Philadelphia like never before. Point your phone at a nearby building or street and discover historic photos of that location, pulled from the database of over 93,000 images.

A project of the City of Philadelphia Department of Records, this layer provides access to images from the Philadelphia City Archives and four other Philadelphia area cultural institutions.

The development of the Augmented Reality by app was funded through a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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