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  • The City of Washington Birds-Eye view from the Potomac-looking North.

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking north from the Potomac River with the Washington Monument in the foreground; prominent building and place names are listed below the image.

    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1892
  • Birds eye view of the city of Washington from the dome of the U.S. Capitol Looking west /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. with vignettes of prominent government and cultural buildings, and monuments depicted along the sides and bottom of the image.

    • Contributor: A. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1860
  • New York

    Bird's-eye view of New York City with Battery Park in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Heine, Wilhelm - Kummer, Julius Hermann
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • View of Washington

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking west with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1852
  • View of Pottsville Taken from Sharp Mountain & respectfully dedicated to the enterprising citizens of the Coal Region by J.R. Smith /

    Bird's-eye view of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with remarque showing entrance to coal mine.

    • Contributor: Smith, John Rubens - Smith, John Rowson
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1833
  • Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Capitol, looking east /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking east with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1857
  • View of Georgetown D.C.

    View of Georgetown, D.C. looking west with the Potomac River on the left.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1855
  • Bird's eye view of New-York & Brooklyn

    Bird's-eye view of New York City and Brooklyn showing Battery Park and Governors Island in the foreground; prominent features numbered with key below image.

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • Willimantic, Conn., 1882 From Blake Mountain /

    Bird's-eye view of Willimantic, Connecticut; vignettes of prominent commercial, religious, and residential buildings along top and bottom borders.

    • Contributor: Porter, Wils
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1882
  • Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Birmingham

    Bird's-eye view of Pittsburgh at the confluence of the Monongahela, in the foreground, and the Allegheny Rivers; Birmingham is in the right foreground and Allegheny is in the distance on the left.

    • Contributor: Krebs, Otto
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1871
  • Paterson, N.J.

    Bird's-eye view of Paterson, New Jersey showing railroad in the foreground; vignettes of prominent buildings and natural landmarks form the top and bottom borders.

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1880
  • The City of Chicago

    Bird's-eye view of Chicago, Illinois from above Lake Michigan; prominent features listed below image.

    • Contributor: Currier & Ives - Parsons & Atwater
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1874
  • The city of New Orleans, and the Mississippi River Lake Pontchartrain in distance.

    Bird's-eye view of New Orleans with the Mississippi River in the foreground; prominent building and place names are listed below the image.

    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1885
  • Our city, (St. Louis, Mo.)

    Bird's-eye view of Saint Louis, Missouri as seen from above the Mississippi River.

    • Contributor: A. Janicke & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1859
  • Oshkosh, Wis. From H.L. Cottrill's Block /

    Bird's-eye view of Oshkosh, Wisconsin showing streets with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrian traffic.

    • Contributor: Kurz, Louis
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 185?
  • Bird's eye view, Philadelphia

    Bird's eye view of Philadelphia between the Schuykill River, in the foreground, and the Delaware River in the background; vignettes of prominent buildings along top and bottom borders.

    • Contributor: H.J. Toudy & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1876
  • St. Louis

    Bird's-eye view of Saint Louis, Missouri as seen from above the Mississippi River.

    • Contributor: Degen, George
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1873
  • City of New York

    Bird's-eye view of New York City with Battery Park in the foreground and Brooklyn Heights in the lower right corner.

    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Parsons, Charles
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1856
  • Bethlehem and South Bethlehem, Pa. Looking north east /

    Bird's-eye view of Bethlehem and South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, looking northeast along the Lehigh River.

    • Contributor: Rudd, G. A.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1877
  • Staunton, Va.

    Bird's-eye view of Staunton, Virginia showing a railroad station and the "American Hotel" in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Rau, Woldemar - Beyer, Edward
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1857
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Lake Michigan in the background.

    • Contributor: Moody, David William
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1854
  • Bird's eye view of Philadelphia

    Bird's-eye view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the Schuykill River in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John - P.S. Duval & Son
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1868
  • Birds' eye view of New-Orleans

    Bird's-eye view of New Orleans, Louisiana with the Mississippi River in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • Sacramento city, Ca. from the foot of J. Street, showing I., J., & K. Sts. with the Sierra Nevada in the distance /

    Prominent buildings identified by letter with key below image. Copyright by A. Brainerd. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 31.2 Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York ...

    • Contributor: Parsons, Charles - Cooper, George Victor
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1850
  • San Francisco, 1862, from Russian Hill

    Panoramic view, in five sections, of San Francisco, California looking from Russian Hill; prominent features numbered with key below image.

    • Contributor: Gifford, Charles
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1862