• View of San Francisco, Taken from the Western Hill at the foot of Telegraph Hill, looking toward Ringon Point and Mission Valley /

    Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California, looking southeast across the Bay, with Yerba Buena Island on the far left; also showing camps and travelers in the foreground. Includes key to numbered locations.

    • Contributor: Sarony & Major - Bainbridge, Henry - Casilear, George W.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1851
  • The city of Baltimore City, Md. in 1880 View from Washington Monument looking south /

    Bird's-eye view of Baltimore, Maryland looking south from the Washington Monument.

    • Contributor: A. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1880
  • 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
  • The city of St. Louis

    Bird's-eye view of St. Louis, Missouri, as seen from above the Mississippi River; prominent features identified below the image.

    • Contributor: Currier & Ives - Parsons & Atwater
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1874
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Panoramic view of Milwaukee, Wis. Taken from City Hall tower /

    Panoramic view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with prominent streets and buildings identified.

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • The City of Washington birds-eye view from the Potomac-looking north /

    Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. from above the Potomac River, looking north; prominent features listed below image.

    • Contributor: Currier & Ives - Parsons, Charles R. (Charles Richard)
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1880
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Virginia City, Nevada Territory, 1861

    Bird's-eye view of Virginia City from the "Gould & Curry" claim, with 30 individual views of commercial buildings and residences forming the border.

    • Contributor: Kuchel, Charles Conrad - Brown, Grafton Tyler - Kurz & Allison
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1861
  • New York

    Bird's-eye view of New York showing the waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge, with Battery Park and Governors Island in the foreground.

    • Contributor: Schlegel, George - Bachmann, John
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1874
  • Oswego, N.Y.

    Bird's-eye view of Oswego, New York, showing the mouth of the Oswego River at Lake Ontario.

    • Contributor: Moody, David William - Bradley, Lewis - Smith Bros. & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1855
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Los Angeles, Cal.

    Bird's-eye view of Los Angeles, California.

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1888
  • 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