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

  • 1989 - Journal Building
  • 1989 - Journal Building, view northwest, 4-story building in center
  • 1989 - Occidental Building, detail of terra cotta, north facade
  • 1989 - Occidental Building, view northeast
  • 1989 - Occidental Building, view southwest
  • 1989 - Occidental Building
  • 1989 - Occidental Building, view southeast, context
  • 1986 - Commercial Buildings at 113-115 West Jackson, detail of windows

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.