Aerial Photographs of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano 1939 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Aerial Photographs of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano 1939

The photograph below was taken on 27 December 1939 by an aircraft that flew from Nichols Airfield (present-day Villamor Airbase). It was originally captioned “Taal Volcano and Lake Taal, Batangas, Luzon Island, P.I. (for Philippine Islands).”
Taal Volcano and Lake
Photo of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, taken 1939.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Meanwhile, below is a photograph likely taken from the same flight that took the picture above (the date taken was not indicated). It is a closer shot of the main volcano island crater and was originally captioned “Taal Volcano and Taal Island (a misnomer because there is no such thing as a Taal Island), Luzon Island, P.I. (for Philippine Islands).”
Taal Lake and Volcano
Photo of the Taal Volcano main island crater taken in 1939.  Image source:  United States National Archives.

Both photographs were downloaded from the United States National Archives and colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.

Notes and references:
Image credit: United States National Archives. Colorization courtesy of Algorithmia.

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