Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
    • Date: 1892
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Panoramic view of Milwaukee, Wis. Taken from City Hall tower Panoramic view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with prominent streets and buildings identified.
    • Date: 1898
  • 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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