If you love looking at old photos from around Maine to find out what things used to look like in your town, then "What Was There?" can bring that experience to the next level.

What Was There allows users to submit old photos they have to the site that shows the location of that photo today on Google Maps. But it doesn't stop there. It goes one step further by superimposing the photo onto Google Street View so it looks like a little window in time. Take a look at the view of the old Lunn Sweet Shoe factory on Minot Avenue in Auburn with an old photo superimposed.

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There are thousands of photos from all over the world and many of them right here in Maine.

 

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Try it out for yourself by doing a search for your hometown to see what you can come up with.