Combining Then + Now

Another fun part of this project is revisiting old photos—literally.

The first image shows me as a youngster (probably in 1981) walking home to 100 Bryan Ct. My mom was filming it on a Super-8 camera. Nearly 30 years later, I had her take another photo from the same location.

 

The next photo is a fantastic image shared by former resident Jeanette Straley, taken outside her old building at 10 Sharon Ct. on Halloween in 1979. It shows the early building numbers, the wooden door with reinforced glass, and the brown paint scheme of the time—all of which is now long gone.

Positioning Jeanette’s old photo over one we shot in June 2010, you see the building undergo some  changes of its own.

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About Richard Friend

I'm a graphic designer and creator of "Lost Laurel"—a collection of photos and print ephemera chronicling the countless stores, restaurants, and other long-lost merchants of Laurel, Maryland. I'm interesting in hearing from any former/current residents, especially those with vintage photos, literature, and recollections of the community. richardfrienddesign.com lostlaurel.com facebook.com/lostlaurel
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