03 April 2017

ManyFoto


ManyFoto

I don’t remember how I came across this website, maybe via a Facebook post or a genealogy newsletter?!?!  All I had was an email to myself with this link. The link is for photos of Warrenton (NC) and there are 332 of them!  From the little I checked out, they are images of historic houses and their signs.  A nice little collection.  Apparently, these photos are also on flickr.


I was hard-pressed to learn exactly what ManyFoto is and I can tell you that it contains photos collections that are geographically linked to a location.  You can select a country and then search or browse further.

At the bottom of the page, for whatever country you have selected, you will find a list of select locality-specific collections from that country.  Do know that the collections are not all historic houses and similar.  There are some pretty wild things included!



So, from what I can gather – it’s taken images that are on Flickr and now geo-referenced them to a particular locale (e.g. city or some not address-specific location).

I did a Google search on Manyfoto + “North Carolina” and finds for Abbottsburg, Hobucken, Bostic and Walnut showed up. Doing the same for NC brought up Altamahaw.  Never did re-find my Warrenton image collection.

If you are seeking some images from a particular area, this might be worth a few minutes of your time to check out.  Do share any gems you stumble across.






What other slightly off-the-beaten track image platforms are you aware of?









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