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

  • Bruce Mansion
  • 1913 - Wigwam Theatre
  • 1885 - Kansas City Times Building
  • 1907 - $750,000 in gold ready for transport over the Valdez trail
  • 1920 - The Daily World
  • 1916 - Hiawatha High School
  • 1938 - Grauman's Egyptian Theater
  • 1934 - Cleveland Street looking West

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.