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

  • 1941 - Got My Ticket, and Going to Cuba from Key West, FloridaPast
  • 1950 - San Francisco Chinatown
  • 1960 - General Telephone Building
  • 1960 - Krčma s telocvičnou
  • 1971 - Scene from the 1971 film "The French Connection" - Grand St. in NYC
  • 1975 - Scene from the 1975 film "Shaft" -- MacDougall St. in NYC
  • 1973 - John Jovino Gun Shop (in NYC) as seen in the 1973 film "Serpico"
  • 1984 - Reseda, CA apartment building from the 1984 film "The Karate Kid"

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.