It’s #WetNoseWednesday and who’s a good boy? Yes, you are!

Black and white image of two dogs in an airport field. One is carrying a large stick.

It’s #WetNoseWednesday and who’s a good boy? Yes, you are!

These pups are part of a ground view photograph by the aerial photographer Charles Findeisen (1919-2007), taken on February 10, 1975 at Pitman Airport in Pitman, New Jersey.

This item is part of Hagley Library’s collection of Charles Findeisen aerial photographs (Accession 2009.223), which documents the work of Findeisen, a resident of Oaklyn, New Jersey and an aerial photographer who spent most of his life flying airplanes.

During the Second World War he was a radio operator in the 450th bombardment group of the 15th Air Force of the United States Army. In the 1950s, he began working for the South Jersey civil engineering firm of Taylor, Wiseman & Taylor as a draftsman until his retirement in 1984.

Up to that point aerial photography had been a hobby for him, but after retirement he turned it into a business. His former employer then became one of his clients. A meticulous and detail-oriented record keeper, Findeisen also consulted for real estate development firms and construction companies among others. The majority of his work documents sites in the tri-state region of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

This collection has not been digitized in its entirety and many of the photographs here depict local airports. Many of the images in this collection have associated coordinates identifying the precise location where the photograph was taken. Click here to visit its page in our Digital Archive.