Main Street Then and Now First block of East Main street, left side, model. I photographed the detailed handmade model of Carnegie’s Main Street last week, and planned to get photos of the same streets today to show as a comparison. The model was made over the course of about 30 years and is a mix of times in the history of Carnegie, beginning in late Victorian times after the street had just been founded, then updating to the 1940s. I chose both sides of the first block of East Main Street, just after it crosses Chartiers Creek, to start. It’s difficult to get the same angle—the street curves slightly just before this first block, and the street is actually quite narrow. The model has no curve and the space where the street would be is wide enough to walk through while people are looking at the model. At the same time, I couldn’t back up far enough to get the whole street in focus on the model, in today’s reality that wasn’t a problem. Here they are for comparison. First block of East Main Street, right side This side is a little easier to match up today. First block of East Main street, right side, model. First block of East Main street, right side, today. First block of East Main Street, left side This side is a little trickier because it has a few more buildings missing. First block of East Main street, left side, model. First block of East Main street, left side, today. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation I Used to Work There!Olden Days Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.