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Archive: June 2021 (4 Posts)

Black and white photo of New York City, above the clouds.

1920s New York City from the Sky

Posted by: Julie Stoner

With the first liftoff of Orville and Wilbur Wright into the sky in 1903, the world dramatically changed in an instant, and it did not take long for the implications of flight to be applied to the world of cartography. The value of aerial mapping became readily apparent with the advent of World War I. …