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

  • 1901 - 1900 Saloon on the corner of West and Broadway Street
  • 1840 - Bree Nieuwstadstraat
  • 1932 - Laurel and Hardy in County Hospital
  • 1927 - Laurel and Hardy in Hats Off
  • 1929 - Laurel and Hardy in Big Business
  • 1929 - Laurel and Hardy in Perfect Day
  • 1927 - Putting Pants on Phillip
  • 1928 - 1723 to 1753 (empty lot, foreground) Boston Road

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.