New App Lets Users Send 20th Century Postcards with a Then-and-Now Feature

Posted On Wed, October 8, 2014 By

Posted On Wed, October 8, 2014 By In History, Technology

Perusing those bins of vintage postcards at flea markets is always a treat, but who wants to mail and part ways with such fun pieces of nostalgia? A new app called ScenePast: Americana Road Trip, however, lets users send 20th century postcards digitally, so you can share your favorite scenes without tapping into your personal collection.

If that wasn’t enough, ScenePast also has a feature that provides the current-day view of the streetscape depicted on the postcard–a fun tool that is sure to prove addictive for history buffs.

ScenePast: Americana Road Trip, vintage postcards

The 99-cent app offers over 500 digital versions of 20th century American postcards, which are organized by location. Users can include a personal message via email or social media.

ScenePast: Americana Road Trip, vintage postcards, Rockefeller Center

But as we said, the fun really starts when you start comparing the historic scenes with their modern day counterparts. Locations span all 50 states and include “America’s most popular landmarks, beloved destinations, forgotten restaurants, memorable motels, and quirky roadside attractions.”

Download the app here.

[Via CityLab]

Images via ScenePast

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