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The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is ongoing, but the actual commemorations are a pretty mixed bag. Gettysburg got not one but two reenactments in early July, but New York’s draft riots passed with barely a peep.
Well, Boing Boing reports that one group has an unusual means of marking one infamous, bloody chapter called Quantrill’s Raid: A reenactment on Twitter.
Good news for history nerds/hipsters who really identify with Luc Sante’s Low Life: The New York Public Library has released a snazzy new app that’ll show you cool historical photos when you check in on Foursquare. Pack your bags, because we’re going on a nostalgia trip.
The app draws on the NYPL’s Photographic Views of New York City collection, a huge cache of photos from the 1870s to the 1970s meant to “document the changing face” of the city. During a recent hackathon, a team rigged them up to Foursquare and its geolocation data.