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Call Number/Catalog Number AE 0012
Title View north down Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Potomac River. to National Airport.
Additional identifier SP 0001
Collection Whetzel Aerial photograph collection
Creator (Artist/Photographer/Author) Winged Camera Service
Description Aerial view north down Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Potomac River. to National Airport. Overflight 1.11.

East of Overflight 1.10, west of Overflight 1.12.

(Overflight 1 extends east-west from Lake Barcroft, Virginia to Morningside, Maryland.)
Date 1955/03
Provenance The collection consists of about 1200 aerial photographs of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in the mid to late 1950s. The photographs were taken, usually from 5,000 feet altitude, by the Whetzel Associates Company -- 250 in nine east-west overflights of the area later bounded approximately by the Capital Beltway.
Classification Aerial photographs
General views
Rivers
Railroad shops & yards
Railroad trains
Airports
Search Terms Alexandria, VA
Washington National Airport
Potomac River
Potomac Railroad Yards
Street Number 0
Street Name Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Street Name (Cross Street) Jefferson Davis Highway
Early date 1955
Object Name Print, Photographic
Medium Photographic Paper/
Print size 7.5" x 9.5"
Orig/copy Original