Aero Service Corporation negatives
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Aero Service Corporation negatives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Aero Service Corporation.
Title: Aero Service Corporation negatives
Dates: 1931-1934
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 1441

Biographical/Historical Note

The Aero Service Corporation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was established in 1919. It was the world leader in aerial photography, receiving both government and private contracts.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of fifty nitrate negatives of aerial views of Savannah taken by the Aero Service Corporation of Philadelphia, Pa. Items 1-6 were taken on May 9 and items 7-34 were taken on April 20, 1931. Items 35-38 were taken on August 20 and items 39-50 were taken on August 30, 1934. The negatives were scanned and paper images are available for patron use.

Index Terms

Aero Service Corporation.
Negatives (photographic)
Savannah (Ga.)
Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Aero Service Corporation negatives, MS 1441, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1989.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Negatives are restricted from patron use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Prints of aerial photographs of Savannah, Ga.


2Nitrate negatives