Digitization project to continue through the 2015 Centennial Celebration of the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego’s Balboa Park
Maren Dougherty, Balboa Park Online Collaborative
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SAN DIEGO, CA (March 14, 2013) – In fewer than two years, Balboa Park will celebrate the centennial of the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition, a landmark San Diego event that sparked the construction of many of the Park’s most iconic structures.
To provide people with an engaging look at Balboa Park’s history in advance of this anniversary celebration, a group of Park organizations have teamed up to digitize and present historical images online using the interactive Historypin tool. Through Historypin, photographic images, videos, and audio clips are “pinned” directly onto a modern-day Google Map to provide visitors with a juxtaposed then-and-now viewing experience.
The interactive map launched to the public today.
The site is seeded with more than 100 historical images from The Committee of One Hundred, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and San Diego Museum of Man.
Staff and volunteers from the participating museums, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, and The Committee of One Hundred are helping to digitize,...Read The Rest