Have you discovered something special at the U.S. National Archives? Whether you’re in Philadelphia or Atlanta, Riverside or Washington, D.C., if you’ve visited a National Archives facility to do research or have been helped by our archivists to find records that you need, we want to hear about it.
The National Archives' first-ever online photo contest invited participants to capture an historic image from the expansive online still picture holdings of the National Archives within the frame of the current landscape. Such images, called “mash-ups,” reflect the past within the present. This unique approach augments reality and combines the old with the new in the same frame, combining elements of a past time within the everyday world. The contest closed January 21, 2011, with winners posted on the project Flickr page.