To commemorate the creator of the handheld camera, George Bradford Brainerd, explorer Jordan Liles created a then-and-now photo project using Brainerd's 140-year-old snapshots of New York City stored at the Brooklyn Public Library. Pointed to by Gothamist, the 1872 to 1887 photographs juxtaposed with Liles shots of the same vantages in today's New York offer a look into the vast changes the landscape's undergone. Much like Brainerd's name, the memory of the sites are largely lost to history.
The trees in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery have beefed up a little in the past century. · Jordan Liles: The George Bradford Brainerd Project [official]
· Video Reveals 140 Years of Change at Specific NYC Locations [Gothamist]