Historical Aerial Photographs of New York

historical aerial photograph Hudson River New York City AHLV3409
Historical Aerial Photograph of
Piers at the Hudson River Waterfront
Comparison of Changes in 55 Years
New York City
1954 and 2009
Image ID: AHLV3409
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An extensive selection of high resolution historical aerial photography of New York is available from Aerial Archives. Historical aerial photographs are available for advertising and editorial use as well as for use to establish facts about historical conditions by law firms, investigators, and researchers conducting due diligence. Aerial Archives also provides current aerial photographs which can be used to make a then and now comparision with the historical aerial photography. Additional details about current aerial photography of New York City are available at aerial maps of New York.

Aerial Archives also provides research services for historical aerial photographs where they do not exist in the archive, and can usually locate a useful historical aerial photograph for clients.

For historical research of aerial photography of New York City or other portions of New York State we recommend that you use the pdf research request form. Additional information about the process of researching historical aerial photography for your location is available at aerial photography research.

The historical aerial photographs of the Hudson River waterfront in New York City shown above are available for immediate online license or, to obtain them optimized to your needs please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph. The historical aerial photographs can also be obtained individually. For immediate download, please use the links under the image caption.

Historical Aerial Photographs of the New York Waterfront

historical aerial photograph downtown New York City AHLV3267
Historical Aerial Photograph of
Battery Park, Downtown Manhattan
New York City
1954
Image ID: AHLV3267
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The New York City waterfront has undergone dramatic changes over time. Historical aerial photographs of New York City are a great way to document these changes.

To obtain the historical aerial photograph of the Hudson River waterfront in New York City shown above is available for immediate online license or, to obtain it optimized to your needs please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Historical Aerial Photographs of Midtown Manhattan

historical aerial photograph Midtown Manhattan New York City AHLV3271
Historical Aerial Photograph of
Central Park and Midtown Manhattan
New York City
1954
Image ID: AHLV3271
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Midtown Manhattan has also undergone continuous changes over time. Historical aerial photographs of New York City document the progression of real estate development in Manhattan over the course of numerous decades.

The historical aerial photograph of the East River waterfront in New York City shown above is available for immediate online license or, to obtain it optimized to your needs please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Historical Aerial Photographs of Environmental Issues New York City

historical aerial photograph environmental New York City AHLV3273
Historical Aerial Photograph of
United Nations Headquarters (top) just after completion (1952) and
Smoke Being Released from Several Chimneys
East River Waterfront
New York City
1954
Image ID: AHLV3273
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Historical aerial photographs of New York City also illustrate changing environmental issues, including air and water pollution.

The historical aerial photograph of the East River waterfront in New York City shown above is available for immediate online license or, to obtain it optimized to your needs please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Historical Aerial Photographs of East River Waterfront New York City

historical aerial photograph East River New York City AHLV3307
Historical Aerial Photograph of
East River Waterfront
at Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges
New York City
1954
Image ID: AHLV3307
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To obtain the historical aerial photograph of Manhattan's East River waterfront in New York City shown above please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Historical Aerial Photographs of Brooklyn, New York

historical aerial photograph East River New York City AHLV3305
Historical Aerial Photograph of
Brooklyn Heights
at Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges
New York City
1954
Image ID: AHLV3305
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Historical aerial photography is available for the entire borough of Brooklyn.

To obtain the historical aerial photograph of Brooklyn, New York shown above please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Historical Aerial Photographs of New York Airports

historical aerial photograph East River New York City AHLV3309
Historical Aerial Photograph of
John F. Kennedy International Airport
while it was still known Anderson Field
and by its original name, Idlewild Airport
Queens County, Long Island, New York City
1954
Image ID: AHLV3309
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High resolution historical aerial photographs are available for all New York airports.

To obtain the historical aerial photograph of the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City shown above please contact Aerial Archives directly and reference the ID number in the caption to the photograph.

Historical aerials are also available for any other portion of New York City, including each of the five boroughs, as well as any other portion of the United States.

For current vertical (straight down) aerial photography of New York, please consult Aerial Maps of New York. For current oblique (at an angle) aerial photography of new york, please consult Aerial Photographs of New York.