Then and Now

Watch as the early 20th century images transform into the contemporary photography of Allen Dutton, Paul Scharbach and Jim Todd. Each photograph is captured from the exact location illustrating how much (or little) Arizona has changed.

Use the tabs below to select an area of Arizona.

  • Valley of the Sun
  • Southern Arizona
  • The High Country
  • Mining Towns
  • The Railroad
  • River Towns
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Central Ave Dairy/Park Central Mall

Phoenix Fire Station #1

Wickenburg

Scottsdale

Phoenix

Tempe
Mill Ave. and 5th Street
Tempe, Mill Ave. and 5th Street

The Mesa Arizona Temple
The Mesa Arizona Temple

Mesa
Main Street
Mesa, Main Street

Glendale
Glendale and 58th Aves.
Glendale, Glendale and 58th Aves.

Mesa
Downtown
Mesa, Downtown

Tempe
ASU and Grady Gammage Auditorium
Tempe, ASU and Grady Gammage Auditorium

Tempe
Looking west from "A" mountain
Tempe Looking west from

North Scottsdale
North Scottsdale

Apache Trail
Apache Trail

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Nogales

Bisbee

Solomonville/Solomon

San Xavier del Bac
South of Tucson
San Xavier del Bac, South of Tucson

Bisbee
Brewery Gulch
Bisbee Brewery Gulch

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Grand Canyon's Eastern End

El Tovar Hotel

Kolb Brothers Studios (nearby)

Holbrook

Prescott

Flagstaff
Main Street
Flagstaff Main Street

Humboldt
Humboldt

Springerville
Springerville

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Globe

Kelvin
Copper Mine
Kelvin Arizona

Globe
Globe

Ajo,
Original Settlement/Cornelia Mine
Ajo, Original Settlement/Cornelia Mine

Clifton
Clifton

Oatman
Oatman

Pinal City
Pinal City

Clarkston/Rowood
Highway 85 near Ajo
Clarkston/Rowood

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Chloride

Phoenix Union Station

Casa Grande

Prescott
Prescott Railroad Depot
Prescott Railroad Depot

Williams
Williams Railroad Depot
Willaims Railroad Depot

Central
Southern Pacific Railroad tracks
Central Southern Pacific Railroad tracks

Crown King Railroad
Bradshaw Mountains
Crown King Railroad, Bradshaw Mountains

Hells Canyon
Central Arizona
Hells Canyon, Central Arizona

Canyon Diablo
East of Flagstaff
Canyon Diablo, East of Flagstaff

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Yuma

Mineral Park

Oatman Main Street

Yuma
The Colorado River
Yuma, The Colorado River

Yuma
Business district
Yuma business district

Ehrenberg
Ehrenberg

Swansea
Swansea

Eden
General Store and Post Office
Eden Arizona