Provincetown from above
This image of Provincetown, Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod, was taken on July 25, 1952. The town lies along the coast of the Provincetown Harbor, pictured on the right. Much of the town’s land is covered by the Cape Cod National Seashore, established in 1961.
A #NationalParksWeek submission for Yellowstone National Park from our colleagues at Kansas City:
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This aerial photograph from November 24, 1938, shows the North Side section of Chicago, Illinois. Located on the southwestern edge of Lake Michigan, the city suffered a disastrous fire in 1871, but then underwent a building boom which continued into the 20th century. In this photograph, Montrose Peninsula can be seen in the upper right quadrant, while Belmont Harbor can be seen further south.
Aerial Photograph of Chicago, Illinois, 11/24/1938
The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was established 69 years ago in 1943.
Marine Sergeant Grace L. Wyman practices aerial photography at the United States Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina. Aerial photography is one of the many important jobs taken over by women Marines to free men for combat duty. The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve will celebrate its second anniversary on February 13, 1945. 01/23/1945
MRBM Field Launch Site San Cristobal No. 1 14 October 1962
At 8:45 AM on October 16, 1962, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy alerted President Kennedy that a major international crisis was at hand. Two days earlier a United States military surveillance aircraft had taken hundreds of aerial photographs of Cuba. CIA analysts, working around the clock, had deciphered in the pictures conclusive evidence that a Soviet missile base was under construction near San Cristobal, Cuba, just 90 miles from the coast of Florida. The most dangerous encounter in the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union had begun.