Twin Blends Preserves Shreveport’s History in Stunning “Then and Now” Images


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Twin brothers Mike and Mark Mangham have found a creative way to blend contemporary images of Shreveport with older imagery to preserve and showcase the city’s history.

A comparison of Southern Hills photos from the Manghams’ childhood and a modern day shot of the same location was the original inspiration for Twin Blends Photography.

Now the brothers are curating footage from the Northwest Louisiana Archive at LSUS, adding color and combining those early snapshots with their own modern photos. The result is a wonderful mix of old and new images.

The brothers say they have devoted so much time and energy to these “then and now” images for the benefit of future generations.

“It’s mostly about involving the younger generation in history, because history is fading, and we want people to remember what Shreveport’s past was like,” Mark Mangham said. .

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In the seven years since the Mangham brothers began creating these composite images, they’ve gained more than 17,000 Facebook followers.

The Manghams share historic photos daily on their Facebook page.

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