Mobile History Making

The WhatWasThere iPhone app is available from the iTunes App Store.

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Make History

Whether you have one or
two snapshots from a family album or a library of archived images, together we can build a history of the world.

Upload a Photo

Navigate Through Time

Enter a city, state or country to begin your tour.


The Latest

  • 1931 - Collingwood Street, Detroit, Site of 1931 Purple Gang Massacre
  • 1960 - First Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibit WoodstockPast
  • Saugerties West Shore Railroad Freight Building, SaugertiesPast
  • 1939 - Fred Dittman Oldsmobile
  • 1970 - Dennis Market - Canton, Michigan
  • 1920 - Detroit - Indiana Street North of Grand River
  • 1930 - Howard Johnsons 1100 Biscayne Boulevard  Miami FloridaPast
  • 1910 - Fort Harrison Avenue looking North towards Park Street

Put History in its place.

WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.