Lower Manhattan from Balloon - 1906

 

 

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View of Lower Manhattan taken from a balloon. Photo by P.F. Collier & Son, copyright August 1906. Source: Library of Congress.

Note: there was no aerial photography by plane yet. The first complete flight by plane, from takeoff to landing, was performed by the Brazilian Santos Dumont, in October 1906, in Paris.

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