Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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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    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    New York Bird's-eye view of New York City with Battery Park in the foreground.
    • Contributor: Heine, Wilhelm - Kummer, Julius Hermann
    • Date: 1851
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Shasta, Shasta County, Cal. Bird's-eye view of Shasta, California.
    • Contributor: Kuchel & Dresel - Britton & Rey
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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?
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Waukesha, Wis. Bird's-eye view of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
    • Contributor: Kurz, Louis
    • Date: 1857
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Lake Michigan in the background.
    • Contributor: Moody, David William
    • Date: 1854
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
    • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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.
    • Date: 1857
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Panoramic view of Washington City from the new dome of the Capitol, looking west Bird's-eye view of Washington, D.C. looking west with the U.S. Capitol in the foreground.
    • Contributor: E. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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.
    • Date: 1851
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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.
    • Date: 1850
  • Collection
    Panoramic Maps The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - H├ębert, John R. - Dempsey, Patrick E. (Patrick Eugene)
    • Date: 1997

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