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

  • 1947 - Electric Trolly on Lake Street
  • 1903 - Kenton Hotel
  • 1903 - Austin/Madison Quiet Dirt Road
  • 1952 - Looking east from 15th & Laflin.
  • 1952 - 1301 W 14th St
  • 1920 - Oakley Dancing Academy
  • 1970 - 1015 West Jackson Boulevard
  • 1920 - 514 W. Diversey Parkway

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.