Interactive look back

Hey all,

I found this sweet piece of JS that allows you to simultaneously compare two images.

It’s called JuxtaposeJS for anyone that cares.

Anyway, gave me an idea to put together one of Mankato now and then.

The image on the left was taken around 1920-1940 from what I can surmise… I’m pretty much basing it on the amount of cars and the shape of them.

The image on the right is from Google Earth. I tried my best to get the exact same angle, but it is surprisingly difficult. I recommend looking for landmarks like the Brett’s building or the Landkamer Building.

Move the slider back and forth to witness the destruction.



About Matthias Leyrer

Matthias Leyrer is a resident of Mankato looking to restore a fraction of its old glory. He writes about the economic, aesthetic, practical and financial issues facing the city of Mankato going forward.