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.

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  • 1890 - NW Corner of Main & Sycamore
  • 1972 - CTA TROLLEY BUS AT 4000 W NORTH TURNING NB ONTO PULASKI
  • 1972 - CTA TROLLEY BUS WESTBOUND AT 4000 W NORTH AVE
  • 1972 - CTA TROLLEY BUS EASTBOUND AT 4660 W NORTH AVE
  • 1972 - CTA TROLLEY BUS WESTBOUND AT 4660 W NORTH AVE
  • 1930 - The York Theater
  • 1972 - TROLLEY BUS WB 4600 NORTH AVE AT BELT LINE TRACKS
  • 1930 - Merrill Trust

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.