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Washington, DC & Vicinity Aerial Photographs, 1945-1949


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This collection (known internally at Maryland Geological Survey as Component 9) consists of 1,474 black-and-white aerial photographs (1,472 unique frames plus 2 duplicates) plus 2 index maps which serve as a finding aid for the photographs in the two sub-components of this collection -- DC Collection 1 and DC Collection 2. The photographs are 9 in. by 9 in. in size and cover Washington, DC and vicinity (including portions of Maryland and Virginia). The counties in Maryland covered by these aerial photographs are Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties. No date is printed on these photographs; however, based on features shown in the photographs, Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) estimates the photographs were [...]

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Material Request Instructions

Request Digital Images -- Make a request to the MGS Publications Office (410-554-5500) for JPG and TIF images (free).

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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