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

  • 1930 - Post Office
  • 1930 - North Donnelly Street
  • 1926 - Down Town Garage at 208 Ionia Avenue NW
  • Woolworth's
  • 1939 - Yellow Cab gasoline station
  • 1919 - Granite City Garage
  • 1925 - Austin Garage Company
  • 1929 - Texaco Airplane Filling Station

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.