Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection
The Dallin collection includes 13,000 glass plate negatives and 23,000 prints of assorted aerial photographs. The Dallin Aerial Survey Company specialized in images of factories, private estates, schools, country clubs, towns, airports, rivers, and many other sites and some news events of the day. The location with the largest number of views is the city of Philadelphia. The majority of the photographs were taken in the Mid-Atlantic area although Dallin did fly offshore to Cuba and made trips to other locales within the United States. In addition to the aerials, there are a handful of street-level views of several Philadelphia-area estates and gardens. Also included in the collection is a small archive of company records with images of company equipment and staff.
Approximately 7,000 images from the Dallin Collection are available online in the Hagley Digital Archives.
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