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Comparing Landscapes


Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois


Coles County



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Compare Today's Landscape to that of the Past


new square old square


Look closely at the c.1910 view of Charleston's square on the left. Now compare the earlier photograph to the modern photograph on the right.

  1. How has the scene changed? 
  2. Is the change for the better, or for the worse?
  3. What is in the modern photograph that is in the earlier photograph?
  4. What is in the modern photograph that could never be in the earlier photo? 




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