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

  • 1963 - Frederick C. Robie House, exterior from southwest
  • 1963 - Frederick C. Robie House, south facade from southwest
  • 1963 - St. Gabriel's Church, exterior detail
  • 1965 - St. Gabriel's Church, north front, facing 45th street
  • 1953 - St. Patrick's Church, from Southeast
  • 1900 - Schiller Building
  • 1897 - Schiller Building
  • 1961 - Schiller Building, top story detail

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.