Matched Photos

A century of change

Ever wondered what Tucson looked like 100 years ago? Wonder no more and explore the power of repeat photography.

Script: Benjamin T. Wilder and Barbara Terkanian

Images (in order of appearance):

Tucson ca. 1910, photographer unknown, courtesy of the Desert Laboratory
Sabiño Canyon, 1890, courtesy of Ray Turner
Sabiño Canyon, 1962, courtesy of Ray Turner
Saguaro National Park East, 1935, courtesy of Ray Turner
Saguaro National Park East, 1960, courtesy of Ray Turner
Saguaro National Park East, 1998, courtesy of Ray Turner
D. Hawkins and W. Done in rebuilt model T Ford, 1923, Godfrey Sykes, Arizona Historical Society, Sykes Family Collection
Ray Turner, by Paul Mirocha
Alberto Búrquez, Ray Turner, and Dave Brown, by Benjamin T. Wilder
Video with Ray Turner (by camera) and Alberto Búrquez (back right), and Dave Brown (front left), by Benjamin T. Wilder
Santa Cruz River from A Mountain 1904, courtesy of Ray Turner
Santa Cruz River from A Mountain 1981, courtesy of Ray Turner
Santa Cruz River from Martinez Hill 1913, courtesy of Ray Turner
Santa Cruz River from Martinez Hill 1981, courtesy of Ray Turner
Santa Cruz River from Martinez Hill 1989 courtesy of Ray Turner
Santa Cruz River from Martinez Hill 2002, courtesy of Ray Turner
Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill 1909, courtesy of Ray Turner
Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill 2010, courtesy of Ray Turner