Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S. Panoramic Photos, 1851-1991 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Panoramic Photographs: Taking the Long View, 1851-1991. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress.

About U.S. Panoramic Photos, 1851-1991

This database is a collection of approximately 3,760 panoramic photos from throughout the United States, covering the years 1851-1991. Photo types include cityscapes, landscapes, and portraits. As a collection, the photos can be viewed as a portrayal of American life and history. For example, the destruction of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake, family reunions, the Butte Motorcycle Club, and the Davenport Restaurant in Spokane, Washington, are all items that have been captured as photographs and are featured here in this collection. This database will yield exciting results for researchers whose ancestors were part of the events, families, and localities shown in these pictures. Well-known people and events as well as individuals and activities of everyday life are all included in this database.

Photos can be great sources of genealogical information and can add a dimension to your family history that no other record can. You may search this database by title, state, locality, and/or year of photograph using the search template above. You may also browse the images contained in this collection by first selecting a state, followed by a year, and finally title of photograph.