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February 1, 2018

Aerial Photographs of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano 1939

Photo of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, taken 1939.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Photo of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, taken 1939.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
The photograph above 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).”

<!—more-->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).”
Photo of the Taal Volcano main island crater taken in 1939.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
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.



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