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    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
    • Date: 1851
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    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
    • Date: 1868
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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
    • Date: 1851
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    Los Angeles, Cal.

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

    • Date: 1888
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    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
    • Date: 1874
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    The city of New Orleans, and the Mississippi River Lake Pontc...

    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
    • Date: 1885
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    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
    • Date: 1856
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    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
    • Date: 1874
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    The City of Washington birds-eye view from the Potomac-lookin...

    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)
    • Date: 1880
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    The City of Washington Birds-Eye view from the Potomac-lookin...

    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
    • Date: 1892
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    St. Louis

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

    • Contributor: Degen, George
    • Date: 1873
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    Vue de San-Francisco Vista de San-Francisco

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

    • Contributor: Deroy, Isador Laurent
    • Date: 1860
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    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Bird's-eye view of Minneapolis, Minnesota, seen from the west, with prominent features identified below image. The roof of Macalester College dominates the foreground. The original Hennepin Avenue bridge spans the Mississippi River.

    • Date: 1874
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    Ludlow, Vt. 1859 From south hill

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

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co.
    • Date: 1859
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    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.
    • Date: 1859
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    San Francisco. Bird's-eye view

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

    • Contributor: Gifford, Charles
    • Date: 1864
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    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
    • Date: 1862
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    Panoramic view of Milwaukee, Wis. Taken from City Hall tower

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

    • Date: 1898
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    The city of greater New York

    Bird's-eye view of greater New York with Battery Park on the right and showing the boroughs of Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Richmond, with the Hudson River in the foreground; prominent features and locations are listed below image.

    • Date: 1905
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    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
    • Date: 1882
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    New York

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

    • Contributor: Heine, Wilhelm - Kummer, Julius Hermann
    • Date: 1851
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    Our city, (St. Louis, Mo.)

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

    • Contributor: A. Janicke & Co.
    • Date: 1859
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    View of Pittsburgh & Allegheny

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

    • Contributor: Krebs, Otto
    • Date: 1874
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    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
    • Date: 1871
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    Shasta, Shasta County, Cal.

    Bird's-eye view of Shasta, California.

    • Contributor: Kuchel & Dresel - Britton & Rey
    • Date: 1856
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    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
    • Date: 1861
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    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
    • Date: 185?
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    Waukesha, Wis.

    Bird's-eye view of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

    • Contributor: Kurz, Louis
    • Date: 1857
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    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.
    • Date: 1876
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    New York,

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

    • Date: 1873
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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

    • Contributor: Moody, David William
    • Date: 1854
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    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.
    • Date: 1855
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    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.

    • Date: 1880
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    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.

    • Date: 1880
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    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
    • Date: 1874
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    Sacramento city, Ca. from the foot of J. Street, showing I., ...

    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
    • Date: 1850
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    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
    • Date: 1857
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    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.
    • Date: 1877
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    Birds eye view of the city of Washington from the dome of the...

    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.
    • Date: 1860
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    The city of Baltimore City, Md. in 1880 View from Washington ...

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

    • Contributor: A. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1880
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    Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Ca...

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

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1857
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    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.
    • Date: 1862
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    View of Georgetown D.C.

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

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1855
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    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.
    • Date: 1852
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    Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Ca...

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

    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1856
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    View of San Francisco, Taken from the Western Hill at the foo...

    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.
    • Date: 1851
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    View of Sacramento City as it appeared during the great inund...

    Sacramento, California during the flood of January 1850.

    • Contributor: Sarony, Napoleon - Bainbridge, Henry - Casilear, George W.
    • Date: 1850
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    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
    • Date: 1874
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    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
    • Date: 1873
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    View of Pottsville Taken from Sharp Mountain & respectfully d...

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

    • Contributor: Smith, John Rubens - Smith, John Rowson
    • Date: 1833
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    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.
    • Date: 1876