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

  • 2007 - The Art of Baking, 316 Petronia, Key West FL
  • 1913 - Grand opening of the Carnegie Library
  • 1950 - Main Street
  • 1886 - Funeral for a two-bit gunslinger
  • 1935 - Down the block Coca-Cola Moxie Newspapers Magazines NYC past
  • 1900 - Silver Lake Park - dance hall/pavilion
  • 1937 - Women walking in front of Woolworth's
  • 1937 - Two men in front of the Besse-Edridge store in Manchester

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.