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MD Barrier Island Aerial Photographs (Enlargements), 1952-1964


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This collection (known internally at Maryland Geological Survey as Component 2) consists of 505 enlargements of unrectified, black-and-white aerial photographs flown along Maryland's barrier islands during 13 different time periods (or "sets") between October 1952 and July 1964. Each of the photographs in the collection is about 2 feet x 2 feet in size. Some of the photographs have a scale of 1:14,400 or 1:6,000 stamped on the front. On the backs of many of the photographs is another stamp of "1" = 200 ft". The photographs cover the Maryland section of two narrow barrier islands that lie along Maryland's Atlantic coast, separated by the Ocean City Inlet: Fenwick Island to the north and Assateague Island to the south. The general [...]

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Material Request Instructions

Download Digital Images -- JP2 and JPG scans of the photographs and their associated photo-mosaic index maps are available online via the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) JScholarship website here:  JHU titled the collection "Aerial Photography - Ocean City (1952-1964)".
Request Digital Images -- There are 2 ways to request digital images: 1) Make a request to the MGS Publications Office (410-554-5500) for JP2, JPG, and TIF images (free); or 2) Submit the Maryland State Archives (MSA) online form here: -- choose "Other Record" to bring up the "Other Record Order Form".  Fill out the form and make sure to select "Other" and specify the type of digital image (JP2, JPG, TIF) requested in the "Type of Record" field.  Cost = $35 per digital image.
Request Photocopies -- Submit the MSA online form here: -- choose "Other Record" to bring up the "Other Record Order Form".  Fill out the form and make sure to select "Other" and specify "Photocopy of Aerial Photograph" in the "Type of Record" field.  Cost = $35 per photocopy.
Request to View the Paper Photographs in Person -- Email MSA at and specify the photograph of interest and desired viewing date.


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