Aerial photo of the week: Boston, 1860 + reprise

First aerial photograph in the US, by J. W. Black, Oct 13, 1860. Ambrotype┬áprint from a wet-plate negative. Old South Meeting House is at the middle left. Washington Street cuts across lower third. Central Wharf (now Aquarium) top left. ┬áMy “same view” photograph made Oct 13, 2012; same time (1:30 PM) same altitude (1200). more to come on “How this was done”

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Photographer & publisher, specializing in architecture, aerials and views of Boston.
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