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Maps & Geospatial: Aerial Photographs (Historic)

A listing of resources that serve as a starting point for researchers who are interested in using historic aerial photography in their work.


image of historic aerial photos of State College


Statewide Resources

            Download entire counites of former Penn Pilot aerial photos (1937-1971) along with the indexes and photo corner shapefiles.

Eastern Pennsylvania Resources

Western Pennsylvania Resources

Pennsylvania Counties

Many Pennsylvania Counties maintain their own archives of historic aerial photographs and a few provide viewing access to these collections through county-maintained online mapping applications. Access to county-level print historic aerial photograph collections is handled on a case by case basis.

Print Resources