My name is Amie and I’m going to be the photoblogger for the next year! I’m a third year student studying History and Material Culture. I love history a lot and since U of T was founded in 1827 it has a lot of history in its halls. Looking through the university archives (http://www.heritage.utoronto.ca/UTA/Imagebank) is an amazing way to get an idea of what U of T was like in the past, what students used to do, and how buildings have changed over the years (one of my favourite pictures shows a bunch of awesome VW Bugs in front of Innis. Sadly I couldn’t make it work for this post so I’ll leave you to hunt for that one on your own).
Below are some images from the archives imposed on current photos of campus – a little time machine of sorts.
6 comments on “Looking back at U of T”
My son is attending U of T starting in the fall, thank you for writing about the pictures of the school and buildings. The rich history and tradition were why we picked U of T for him in the first place.
Congratulations to your son! The history of the campus was one of the big things that drew me to UofT as well!
What a cool idea. The picture of the grads coming out of UC look like ghosts!
This is really awesome!
I love this so much.
Reminds me of how awesome U of T and the people that go there are 😀
Incredible! I’m trying to do the same kind of thing for my university on the east coast, I would love to hear how you made these 🙂
HI Sarah! I’m glad you like them! All I did was walk around with some old pictures and take new shots at the same angles then overlay the old pictures on the new with photoshop! Hope that helps and good luck on your project!