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

  • 1940 - The very first McDonald's Restaurant
  • 1956 - Wall Street
  • 1913 - Broadway at Canal Street
  • 1905 - Traffic at the corner of Sixth and Nicollet
  • 1925 - Policeman with boy at 36th Street and Nicollet Avenue
  • 1948 - Hollywood and Cherokee during the holidays
  • 1893 - A horse car at Wisconsin and O Street
  • 1928 - A Santa Fe Railway train crosses Colorado 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.