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Downtown & vicinity aerial, 1929

Montgomery Sabine Windsor Haverford Elmwood Woodside Chestnut Price Church construction 300 N. Essex Woodbine Dudley N. Essex Forrest Narberth Grayling Hampden Iona Grove Zoom in → ↓ Toggle feature labels

Image source: Photographed August 26, 1929 by Dallin Aerial Survey Company, Philadelphia; print from the Narberth Community Library

The Library's print was undated, so how can we tell when it was photographed? There are two telling details, datable through contemporary editions of Our Town:

The full foliage with no hint of color change settle us on the summer of 1929.

The Dallin Aerial Survey Company produced aerial photographs between 1924 and 1941. You can see over 8,000 of them at The Hagley Museum Digital Archives. Subsequent research in this collection turned up this image as file ID# 70.200.05124 dated 1929 August 26.