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  • 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
  • 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
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1861
  • Ludlow, Vt. 1859 From south hill /

    Bird's-eye view of Ludlow, Vermont showing railroad in foreground on the left.

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Hamilton, C.W.

    Bird's-eye view of Hamilton, Ontario in 1859, showing harbor in the distance; with key identifying prominent buildings.

    • Contributor: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Rice, G. S.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
  • City of Newark, N.J.

    Bird's eye view of Newark, New Jersey with the Passaic River in the foreground; prominent features listed below image.

    • Contributor: Parsons & Atwater
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1874
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • View of Sacramento City as it appeared during the great inundation in January 1850 /

    Sacramento, California during the flood of January 1850.

    • Contributor: Sarony, Napoleon - Bainbridge, Henry - Casilear, George W.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1850
  • 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
  • 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
  • New York,

    Bird's-eye view of New York with Battery Park in the foreground and the Brooklyn Bridge on the right.

    • Contributor: Schlegel, George
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1873
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • New York,

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

    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1873
  • 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