Today in History: Albert Ruger

Bird's eye view of the city of Wheeling, West Virginia 1870
Today in History–November 12–the Library of Congress features mapmaker Albert Ruger, who died on this day in 1899. Ruger was one of the first panoramic map artists to achieve success for his birds-eye views of places. Learn more about his craft by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.

Albert Ruger maps

Panoramic map artists & publishers

Panoramic mapping

Panoramic maps collection connections (teaching resources / activity ideas)

Primary Source Learning: The Places You’ll Go with Maps