How do you photograph a building that does not exist from the upper floors of a building that also does not exist? It’s not easy. I was given a handful of old postcards taken in the early 1900’s of downtown Hartford and asked to duplicate the exact angles showing what the scene looks like today. Reporter Ken Gosselin and I set out on foot and spent two hours lining up the shots using reference points in the old post cards as our guide. In one post card, I noticed a tiny piece of the turret on the Wadsworth Atheneum and was able to line up the correct angle of a spot where the former Heublein Hotel was located. What we actually saw was the Bushnell Tower condos. One post card showed Main Street looking south with the former G. Fox & Co. building on the left. Unfortunately the photo was taken from the upper floor of a Main Street building that was located where I-84 in now. I was able to climb a short wall to get a slight elevated angle and make the shot. Please check out the interactive photo gallery by clicking here.