• 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 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
  • City of New Brunswick, New Jersey

    Bird's-eye view of New Brunswick, New Jersey showing Raritan River the foreground; vignettes of prominent buildings, such as Rutgers College, form the top and bottom borders.

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1880
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • San Francisco. Bird's-eye view

    Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California from above the bay looking west.

    • Contributor: Gifford, Charles
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1864
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • New York From Bergen Hill, Hoboken /

    Bird's-eye view of New York City, New York, showing Battery Park on the right and Central Park on the left; also visible are the foundations for the Brooklyn Bridge.

    • Contributor: Loudan, Robert - Sulman, T.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1876
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vue de San-Francisco Vista de San-Francisco /

    View of San Francisco, with people on hill in foreground.

    • Contributor: Deroy, Isador Laurent
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1860
  • 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
  • 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
  • Los Angeles, Cal.

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

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1888
  • 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
  • View of Baltimore City, Md., from the North

    Bird's-eye view of Baltimore, Maryland from the north, showing the Washington Monument in foreground.

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1862
  • 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