Historical Boston, from Above

Bostonography points us this wonderful first photo of Boston from abovewhich also happens to be the first aerial photo of any city in America. It comes from a wonderful treasure trove of aerial photos from the Boston Public Library.

As a lover of history, Boston, and photography, I just had to share these photos. You can spend hours just browsing these photos, noting communities that no longer exist,  enjoying the early stages of what would become Logan and wondering how long those planes were delayed relative to ours, and marveling how Back Bay has and has not changed. It’s truly something.

If you are visiting this site, this is where the background to this blog comes from. This is the State House and Boston Common area circa 1930.

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January 28, 2011. Uncategorized.

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