Science & Society Picture Library opens archives to Historypin
The Science and Society Picture Library has opened its archive of over 55,000 images to Historypin.com.
We Are What We Do’s image-sharing site welcomes a host of exciting new images
Historypin.com, a user-generated archive of images that allows vintage photographs to be superimposed onto Street View, will now also feature images from the Science and Society Picture Library, representing the collections from the Science Museum, the National Railway Museum and the National Media Museum.
The Science and Society Picture Library are delighted to open up their collections to Historypin users.
“It is exciting for us to share our vast archive of heritage photography through a contemporary context. We believe that linking Historypin’s innovative website to our historic material imagery highlights an interesting relevance of photographic history to the way we document the world today. We hope to engage fresh interest in the museums’ resources valuable photographic collections by providing this window on the past.” (Mark Bezodis, Intellectual Property Manager for the National Museums of Science and Industry)
Tony Morris, Director of Historypin says:
“These wonderful and, in many instances, pioneering images from the Science and Society Picture Library further enrich Historypin’s fast-growing archive. We are delighted to be their partners in this project and look forward to more and more people coming on board to share their photo collections in this way.
“Since we launched Historypin, thousands of images have been ‘pinned’ onto Street View by members of the public, and by archives big and small, sharing their stories and linking their snaps to other moments in history”