Great Find! Historic Aerial Photography
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…
1956 – Spindletop Oil Field, Beaumont, Texas
- Historic aerial photographs are available from nearly every place in the U.S. Definitely seems like the easiest to order from (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)
- The Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) is the primary source of aerial imagery for the United States Department of Agriculture.
- Tobin‘s collection of aerial photography dates from 1928. Call or email for prices.
- 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?