Selected Panoramic Photographs

  • Duluth, Minnesota

    Seeing Change Over Time: 1870-1913 City views are particularly interesting to historians because they can document the growth and change of an area over time. Panoramas of Duluth, Minnesota, dramatically show its development.

  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Taking Photographs From Tall Buildings Many photographers chose to make panoramic photographs from a tall building in the center of a city, to give a bird's-eye view of the area. The Ames Building, built in 1889, was Boston's first skyscraper. In 1894, photographer Nathaniel L. Stebbins, made four exposures from the top of the Ames Building to create a 360-degree panorama of the city. ...

  • Nome City, Alaska

    A City Two Months Old: Nome City, Alaska Nome City, Sept. 21, 1899, a city two months old. Pillsbury & Cleveland. gelatin silver print; 9.5 x 32 in. PAN US GEOG - Alaska, no. 38 (E size) P&P Local pride and boosterism are conveyed through the titles of some city views. For example, this panorama of Nome City, Alaska, taken September 21, 1899 is ...

  • Fires

    Some of these accounts were drawn from newspaper articles from the time period of the event.

  • Floods

    Some of these accounts were drawn from newspaper articles from the time period of the event.

  • Wrecks and Crashes

    Some of these accounts were drawn from newspaper articles from the time period of the event.

  • Cyclones and Earthquakes

    Some of these accounts were drawn from newspaper articles from the time period of the event.