Thankfully, he Library of Congress helps me get over that. The LoC has a massive collection with many photographs now digitized and online and can be fun to hunt around on. Their American Memory site has lots of "theme" sections - Civil War, Depression Era, Small Town Life stereo photos - and a whole section on Panoramics.
Briish R34 Airship - "Tiny"
The panoramic cover everything from disasters to military to group portraits to beauty contests to landscapes, dams, canals (think digging the Panama Canal) bridges and more.