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They say every picture has a story behind it. Why not share your picture and your story with the world? HistoryPin is a tool that encourages people to do exactly that using Google Maps and Google Street View. Just pull out an old image from your hard drive and pin it to the exact location where it was taken. Then, write a story describing that picture and that moment.

Anybody can pin photos to HistoryPin and search for photos by entering a geographical location. You can also drag the timeline to see pictures of a particular place from a particular time in history. While viewing a photo, HistoryPin also displays photos of nearby locations along with the year they were captured.

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Watch introduction video below:


  • Share your photos by pinning them to Google Street View.
  • Write a story describing the photo and its importance.
  • Search for photos by location or keyword.
  • Select a year/decade to view photos from that time period.
  • View photos of nearby locations.
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  1. Jeff Underwood
    June 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I hope you’re as enthusiastic about Historypin as we are and you’re keen to be part of this ambitious project. If you are, but perhaps you don’t have access to a scanner or perhaps have too many photos to scan. If so, we can help. is Historypin’s offical scanning partner. You can read more about what we do at If you’d like us to scan your photos we are offering a 10% discount if you mention this blog.