Route 66 News

Joplin: then and now

Patrick McPheron, an artist based in Los Angeles who is a native of Joplin, Missouri, put together this amazing video of century-old images from Joplin that deftly fades the images into current-day images from the same exact vantage point.

Getting the new images from the same location must have been the most challenging part of the video. The only thing I can think of that compares is Russell Olsen’s “Route 66: Lost and Found” book.

Music in the video is by Loretta Lynn and Neko Case.

(Hat tip: Joplin Globe)


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