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Match Me If You Can: ’70s Scenes of Ohio

2012 October 22

Documerica Returns is on display through November 4 at Chicago’s Green Exchange. For the next few weeks, enjoy highlighted scenes of our past from the Great Lakes Region, take on the challenge if you live nearby.

Photos taken from the same vantage point now, could earn you a spot at the 2013 National Archives Exhibit in D.C. Check out the competition.

Not from Ohio? Find photos near you with the simple steps below. Entries recieved by December 31, 2012 through State of the Environment on Flickr will be in the running. Please include a link to the Documerica image(s) you matched.

DOCUMERICA: Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati Is a Public Square That Works for the City and Its People in a Myriad of Ways: School Class Takes a Lunch Break 05/1973 by Tom Hubbard.

DOCUMERICA: Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati Is a Public Square That Works for the City and Its People in a Myriad of Ways: School Class Takes a Lunch Break 05/1973 by Tom Hubbard.

DOCUMERICA: Looking North Along Vine Street from the Overhead Walkway at Fountain Square 08/1973 by Tom Hubbard.

DOCUMERICA: Looking North Along Vine Street from the Overhead Walkway at Fountain Square 08/1973 by Tom Hubbard.

DOCUMERICA: Fountain Square During a Noon Concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Du Bois Tower at Rear. Fifth Street on Right Vine Street on Left in Foreground 09/1973 by Tom Hubbard.

DOCUMERICA: Fountain Square During a Noon Concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Du Bois Tower at Rear. Fifth Street on Right Vine Street on Left in Foreground 09/1973 by Tom Hubbard.

 DOCUMERICA: View of Strip Mined Land and Tipple from a Graveyard Off Route 100, near Morristown, Ohio, and Steubenville. 10/1973 by Erik Calonius.

DOCUMERICA: View of Strip Mined Land and Tipple from a Graveyard Off Route 100, near Morristown, Ohio, and Steubenville. 10/1973 by Erik Calonius.

DOCUMERICA: This House Off Route 250, Has Had Its Windows and Doors Knocked Out, Legally Qualifying It as Derelict. Now the Coal Company Is Stripping Around It. 10/1973 by Erik Calonius.

DOCUMERICA: This House Off Route 250, Has Had Its Windows and Doors Knocked Out, Legally Qualifying It as Derelict. Now the Coal Company Is Stripping Around It. 10/1973 by Erik Calonius.

DOCUMERICA: Although This Land Was Stripped Twenty Years Ago, the Scars Remain, Off Route 9. 10/1973 by Erik Calonius.

DOCUMERICA: Although This Land Was Stripped Twenty Years Ago, the Scars Remain, Off Route 9. 10/1973 by Erik Calonius.

Browse the full Documerica collection to find photos that were taken closer to you. All ‘Then and Now’ entries will be considered for the larger Washington D.C. exhibit planned for March 8 – September 8, 2013.

When you follow that link above or by clicking this image below, you’ll come to a search page like this. Simply type in your town or state to see images of the past. Enjoy, have fun, and we look forward to your contributions to this historic project!

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