Month: January 2015

Skies Over Schuylkill County – Aerial Photography 2

(Second in a series) We previously shared with you the first in what will be a series of aerial photos taken over Schuylkill County in the 1930s. That St. Clair PA image pictured the town and nearby Pottsville, PA from thousands of feet in the air. The special Dallin Aerial Survey Company plane, (shown at left),…

Skies Over Schuylkill County – Aerial Photography 1

(First in a series)   The Dallin Aerial Survey Company made several fly-overs of Schuylkill County in the 1930s. They specialized in photographing business and industry, as well as city and town views. We share some of images results here. In this first post in a series of posts, their single-engine plane flew over St.…

Photographer of the Mines: Pottsville’s George Bretz

First in a series about the photographer and his work We have shared a number of heartbreaking photographs of breaker boys taken by visitors to the Anthracite Region on our Facebook page and we even did an initial blog post on such an image. Binding to our cultural memory, these images have been valuable to understanding…

A Plane Engineering Feat: Facts, Photos and Film of the Mahanoy Plane

  We’ve written before about Mahanoy Plane and we’ve even done a popular Facebook post.   What makes this post so different? Well, we hope we can give you, our dedicated readers, as much information about engineering of the plane. In a future post, we will be moving onto important people, events, buildings, and so on. For…