Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hobart Then and Now: Main Street, 200 Block, East Side

Circa 1935 and 2010

(Click on images to enlarge)
Top image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

With this one I had trouble getting a similar shot. Either my camera's lens takes a narrower view than the 1935 photographer's, or Main Street has actually gotten narrower since 1935.

It does look very wide in that old photo, doesn't it? But streets usually expand rather than contract through history.

Anyway, I like that vine-covered fence.


jim said...

sorry i couldnt make it down today, didnt get home in time to make it. comm. yard sale day so just getting in and out is like a giant game of frogger..... anyway will be in touch.

way cool fiance story

Ainsworthiana said...

No problem, any Saturday.

Yeah, that story was fun. I think when I get through with Ainsworth I may start up a general Small-Town Crime & Scandal blog.