Archaeologist Charlie Love bas had an ongoing project for many years: that of exploring Rapa Nui with a copy of Thomson's 1886 book in hand. He photographs the sites, taking care to duplicate the same view as is shown in the early pictures.
"Before and After,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 20
, Article 2.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol20/iss2/2