Can You Spot the Real Stanton Street?

Posted on: April 4th, 2014 at 6:04 am by

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Which is the real Stanton Street?

This is just like the eye doctor, but better.

Have a look at the composite above. One of the photos was shot by legendary photographer Berenice Abbott; the other is a total sham. Can you tell the difference?

Wait for it…

At left is the real deal, an archival look at 328-334 Stanton Street in March of 1937. The second, meanwhile, is a stupendous diorama made by Vector Cut.  Dave Krakow is the man behind the magic. This particular model was constructed as part of a series at 1/87 scale in a 1’x1′ format. Each piece depicts a scene from the 1930s, and is illuminated for nighttime viewing.

Check out the images of his handiwork below. Visit the Vector Cut website for more details, and even how-tos for the brave model builders out there.

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Pretty amazing stuff; you can see more his work here.

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