ArkivDigital has acquired several million aerial photos from Svenska Aero-Bilder AB. These will now be digitized and added to ArkivDigital’s online archive. These images will complement the church books, estate inventories, military documents, court books and other archival records that currently exist in ArkivDigital.
“Our goal is to continually add new material and create new services for our customers to help them in their research. These images will complement other records in our archives such as the images of the church records.
Through this acquisition, we will have millions of aerial photographs of farms, cottages, villas, petrol stations and much more from the 1950’s to the present day from all over Sweden,” said the company’s CEO, Mikael Karlsson.
Björnänge about 5 kilometers southeast of Åre 1960
“There is a huge enthusiasm surrounding old pictures. Many people are interested in their past and these images have become a cultural treasure. Several of these houses have been photographed as many as five times over ten-year cycles.
We are extremely pleased that all these images will now be digitized and preserved for future generations who will have the opportunity to access these unique photographs via the internet,” said Pereric Öberg, president and owner of Svenska Aero-Bilder AB.