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Historic New Orleans

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The Historic New Orleans Collection presents an app with a view into the past. Discover New Orleans's yesteryears as the Historic New Orleans App determines your location and shares photos from the 1900s through 1950s taken in the same spot.

With the Historic New Orleans App, you can:
•Find historic photos based on your location
•Browse the photoset and zoom in for details
•Share the photos, complete with accompanying metadata
•Learn more by viewing each photo’s record in The Historic New Orleans Collection’s online catalogue
•Use the augmented reality Guide Me! function to find the site of each historic photo
•Use the augmented reality Guide Me! function and your phone’s camera to superimpose the historic view upon the present-day view, blend them together, and create an image that can be saved and emailed to friends.

All photos are from The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

Charles L. Franck (1877–1965) was a commercial photographer in New Orleans; his studio was purchased in 1955 by Albert Bertacci (1935–2005). Tens of thousands of photographs and negatives from the Franck and Franck-Bertacci studios, held at The Historic New Orleans Collection, chronicle the face and growth of Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular, during the 20th century.

What's New in Version 1.1

Adds ability to share photos directly to Facebook.
Adds ability to share photos directly to Twitter (if Twitter account is assigned in system preferences, available only in iOS5 and above).
Guide Me! feature more prominent.

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Customer Reviews

Looked good but crashes on ios8

Really good idea and I was able to see a couple of photos but the app crashes and exits when using the arrow buttons.


This is little more than 50 photos pinned to a map.


The app looks impressive, but it quits before running anything. This was on my iPhone 5s running iOS8

Historic New Orleans
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 16.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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