Category Archives: Aerial Photography

Polar, Planes, and Puppies: The Photos of E.J. Demas

Though the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition took place more than twenty years after the likes of Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, little had changed when it came to the available methods of transportation. Explorer Richard E. Byrd had¬†large tractors … Continue reading

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Visualizing Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later

Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In remembrance of the event, we are presenting related maps, photographs, ship plans, and films held by NARA’s Special Media Division.

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From Selma to Montgomery: The Selma Voting Rights Movement

This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on January 18, the anniversary of a march that Dr. King helped lead from Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church to the Selma Courthouse for the purpose of voter registration. The marchers were not … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

In honor of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the Cartographic and Architectural Branch has pulled together a few records featuring the national past-time. Continue reading

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Snapshots in Time of the American Landscape

This post was written by Randall Fortsan, of the National Archives’ Cartographic and Architectural Records Section. Have you ever wondered how the landscape has evolved over time?¬† Forests are cut and/or planted, urban areas expanded, rivers are dammed to create … Continue reading

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