An Aerial View Of Wakefield - From 103 Years Ago

From time to time, Wakefield Patch takes a look at interesting items from the town's past spotted for sale on eBay.

Courtesy Photo/eBay.com
Courtesy Photo/eBay.com
It was a little surprising to come across an aerial photo of Wakefield that was from 1911, although who knows - maybe it was taken from a balloon, maybe it was an incredibly early airplane. At this point in history, motorized flight was pretty much less than a decade old as a technology while hot air balloons had been around for more than a century. 

Anyhow, the aerial photo (which almost doesn't even look like a photo) focuses on the Warren School on Converse Street in Wakefield, constructed in 1895 and according to this Wikipedia page, added to the National List of Historic Places in 1989.
Civil Air Patrol - Hanscom Composite Squadron January 24, 2014 at 04:45 PM
As an airborne photographer, I would say that is most likely from the roof of a house on perhaps Chestnut St? Very cool picture though. Eric Classen


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