Photo Collection: First Naval Aerial Survery

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Title

Photo Collection: First Naval Aerial Survery

Description

These images are from the initial Naval aerial survey done of Palmyra in 1935, in preparation for a potential naval base to secure US territories in the Pacific. Construction of the base wouldn't begin until 1939. The photos are especially unique because they show a nearly pristine view of Palmyra before its massive construction changes a few years later.

There's also a map sketch, showing the potential areas of construction, several of which would be included in the final plans.

Creator

US Navy

Source

National Archives

Date

November 1, 1935

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photo

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Original Format

Photo

Files

EastEndLookingNorthwest.jpg
EasternIslandLookingSouth.jpg
EastLagoonLookingNorthwest.jpg
EastLagoonLookingSouth.jpg
FromApproachToAncorage.jpg
LookingWideDistant.jpg
MapSketch.jpg
NorthEndLookingNorth.jpg
WestEndLookingSoutheast.jpg
WestLagoonLookingNorth.jpg
WestLagoonLookingNorthwest.jpg
WestLagoonLookingSSEast.jpg
WestLagoonLookingWest.jpg

Collection

Citation

US Navy, “Photo Collection: First Naval Aerial Survery,” Palmyra Archive, accessed July 23, 2017, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/126.

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