Great Find! Historic Aerial Photography

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Abbey of Abbey Goes Design Scouting has a great eye for wall art. We loved these French nature posters that she found a few months ago. She’s come up with another great idea for wall art — historic aerial photographs. You could find a historic aerial photograph of a place you’ve lived or just loved. Here are four sources for finding historic aerial photography…

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1956 – Spindletop Oil Field, Beaumont, Texas



  1. Historic aerial photographs are available from nearly every place in the U.S. Definitely seems like the easiest to order from
  2. (Prices: 24×24 inch print: $150 (covers approximately 3-4 miles) or 36×36 inch print: $200 (if you’ve got the space, this size shows the best detail)

  3. The Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) is the primary source of aerial imagery for the United States Department of Agriculture.

  4. Tobin‘s collection of aerial photography dates from 1928. Call or email for prices.

  5. Earth Resources Observation and Sciences: Can provide high resolution scans. Database includes aerial photos from a variety of sources (1939 – present).

Do you have sources for historic aerial photography?

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