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Staten Island Aerial Photos from 1924

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If you like the "Satellite View" feature in Google Maps then you should enjoy these aerial photographs of New York City. In 1924 Arthur Tuttle flew over the city snapping pictures of every building and landmark there was. His images of NYC rooftops clearly show the outline of all the buildings. The atlas containing his photos is called:

Sectional aerial maps of the City of New York / [photographed and assembled under the direction of the chief engineer, July 1st, 1924].

Here are a couple of samples cropped from larger images:

The Staten Island Ferry Terminal (from image 21A):

Sailor's Snug Harbor (from image 21B):

You can't search this album by borough or neighborhood names. You must use the section numbers and letters listed on this map to locate the neighborhoods depicted in the images:


Index to Sectional aerial maps of the City of New York / [photographed and assembled under the direction of the chief engineer, July 1st, 1924]. , Digital ID 1532561, New York Public Library

Staten Island is pictured in sections 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 33, 34 and 35. Use the "Pan and Zoom" feature to bring out all the details.

Thanks to Matt Knutzen, whose comment led me to this map which wasn't included in my other post on Staten Island maps in the Digital Gallery.

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