Connecticut’s 1934 Aerial Survey Now Online Friday, February 2, 2007Posted by lynne in updates.
The Connecticut State Library has digitized the 8,731 original 1934 aerial photographs, and published them at http://cslib.cdmhost.com/cdm4/aerials.php. You can search for the aerials photos by town name, or by using either a street map locator or a topographic index sheet locator. For more information on the many aerial photographs available at the State Library, see our website at http://www.cslib.org/aerials or try out our search interface at http://www.cslib.org/aerials/searcher.asp!
The 1934 survey was taken before the Hurricane of 1938 radically changed the topography of the state, but after a statewide paving project called “Get Connecticut Out of the Mud” enabled the popular new-fangled automobiles to climb the state’s hills and cruise its valleys. The original photographic prints have long been one of the most heavily used collections at the State Library.