See how Seattle has changed over the decades with these historic city views

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Aerial view of downtown Seattle in 1967
See vintage sky views of Seattle of how the city looked back from the 19th century through to the 21st!

The harbor of Seattle, Washington 1800s

The harbor of Seattle, Washington 1800s


Bird’s eye view of the city of Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington Territory, 1878

Bird's eye view of the city of Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington Territory, 1878

Bird's eye view of the city of Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington Territory, 1878-001


Bird’s eye view of the city of Seattle, Puget Sound, county seat of King County 1884

Bird's eye view of the city of Seattle, Puget Sound, county seat of King County 1884

Bird's eye view of the city of Seattle, Puget Sound, county seat of King County 1884-001


Birds-eye-view of Seattle and environs King County, Wash., 1891

Birds-eye-view of Seattle and environs King County, Wash., 1891

Birds-eye-view of Seattle and environs King County, Wash., 1891-001


Old city view from the New Washington Hotel, a portion of greater Seattle (1929)

View from the New Washington Hotel, a portion of greater Seattle 1929

View from the New Washington Hotel, a portion of greater Seattle 1929

View from the New Washington Hotel, a portion of greater Seattle 1929

City view of Seattle, Washington in 1967

City view of Seattle, Washington in 1967


Aerial view of downtown Seattle in 1967

Aerial view of downtown Seattle in 1967

Photo courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives


Photo by Carol Highsmith

Dusk view of the skyline, Seattle, Washington c1980s by Carol Highsmith


Aerial view of the Seattle, Washington, skyline.


Photo by Carol Highsmith

Seattle, Washington, including the famous Space Needle 2018 Carol Highsmith

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