I’d like to share a new online resource that I recently discovered: Penn Pilot, an online library of historical aerial photographs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Special thanks to Brian Butko for forwarding me a link to this neat site!
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, this interactive website allows visitors to download a plethora of historical photos of Pennsylvania from several time periods (1937 to 1942, 1957-1962 and 1967 to 1972).
I’ve been browsing this site and checking out photos of the cities and towns in Western Pennsylvania that are significant to my personal history. Taken on May 17, 1939, this photograph shows the confluence of the three rivers in Pittsburgh: the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers.