PhillyHistory is an initiative by the city archives of Philadelphia, aiming to re-contextualize the historical documents in their possession. Users can connect archival documents with actual city location navigating the streets and using an AR app, or by navigating a virtual map online.
This app demonstrates the AR category of Historical Annotation
. In this category, mainstream narratives and histories reflecting actual events of the past are activated and validated through superimposing digitized archival materials onto physical space. Read more:
Boyer, Deborah. "From Internet to Iphone: Providing Mobile Geographic Access to Philadelphia's Historic Photographs and Other Special Collections." The Reference Librarian 52, no. 1 (2010): 47-56.