Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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?
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • 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
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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.
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The city of Baltimore City, Md. in 1880 View from Washington Monument looking south Bird's-eye view of Baltimore, Maryland looking south from the Washington Monument.
    • Contributor: A. Sachse & Co.
    • Date: 1880
  • 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 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
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    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
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    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
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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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    View of Pottsville Taken from Sharp Mountain & respectfully dedicated to the enterprising citizens of the Coal Region by J.R. Smith 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
  • 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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