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I opened it yesterday, it's pretty cool.. It is a gift for my husband. Yes, I would recommend your company..
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I recieved the photo yesterday. The frame is very nice and the picture looks great. Even for being over 40 years old, you can still make out some of the details. There is a Moline combine parked in the barn that I did not see when we previewed the picture. My dad has spoke about having that combine when he was young but we never had any pictures of it. I think the purchase process went well and is easy. I enjoyed being able to preview the picture and seeing some of the neighbors farms as we flipped through to find ours. I am excited to give it to my parents for Christmas. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.


—Brad Johnson

Doris & Glenn Zaugg owned the farm from 1950-2007.

—Thomas Zaugg

This photo was taken in 1971, 3 years before a tornado came through and leveled the barn and all the trees, the house stood firm as myself my mother and one of by brothers were in the basement as the tornado passed.

—Paul Bieser

My parents bought this farm in the early seventies. Most of the buildings are gone and replaced with newer ones. I have lived here since 1993. It is neat to see how it used to look.


The Hughes family farm: I have looked for an aerial picture of the home farm where I grew up many years. Most of the building that stood when I lived there are gone or they are in poor condition. My father build our home on this property in the early 50's. The home had indoor bathroom. One of the first in this area. The house today has been remodeled so it has a different shape. My mom raised a big garden, we always had fresh produce to eat. I have many fond memories growning up on the farm. We raised tobacco for a cash crop. Lots of hard work but help our family survive in tough times. This picture had brought me a lot of joy!!

—Cheryl Hughes-Roscovius

Back in September, my father-in-law lost his mother. We actually buried her on his birthday. Obviously we weren't in the mindset to get him a gift. Afterwards, we had thought about how great it would be to get him an aerial photo of the farm that we all live on.

This farm was built up by his mother and father while they were alive. The problem was, we couldn't find a photographer or airport that would be able to do such a thing or even give us info on where to turn. We had given up.

While searching for some goats on Craigslist one afternoon, we saw a link for "vintage aerial photos" and thought what are the chances?

After inputting some very basic info, we were contacted by a very professional and helpful gentleman. Not only did they actually have an aerial of the farm, but it included the old farm house that we tore down 3 years ago. This was the house that my father-in-law grew up in; made tons of memories with the family in. We just had to get it.

A few weeks later, UPS showed up. My husband and I couldn't wait to look at it. It was beautiful!!! We took it up to the in-laws. I showed my mother-in-law first since Dale wasn't there. When he got back, and opened that box, the expression was amazing. Here is a big man; a rough, tough, farm boy, standing there, staring, with tears in his eyes. He couldn't thank us enough. We left and after a bit, went back up there. Dale was out again, so we asked mom if she thought he liked it. She said "he only took it in and out of the box about 10 times!!" We cannot thank you enough Vintage Aerial Photos for helping to make this awesome man's difficult year, a whole lot more special!!!

—Eric and Renee Davis

My family rented this house in the 80's and 90's. Money was tight, but we have a lot of good memories. The house caught fire in the later 90's and the owner bulldozed it. When you drive by today it is like the house was never there. I checked with everyone in the family and nobody had a picture of the old house. I found an ad for Vintage Aerial in Farm Show Magazine. I decided to e-mail them but honestly, what were the chances they would have a picture? What a pleasant surprise to find out, they did. Now I have something to remember where I grew up and something i can share with my nephews. Vintage Aerial and Charlie Spencer - it was nice to work with you!

—Brant Smith

We have a family home that was built in 1900. There are no pictures of the house between early 1900's and 1990 or so. This was a great discovery to find Vintage Aerial. They were able to find two photos' of our home. One in 1973 and one in 1984. It will be a great Christmas gift for my husband. Thanks!!!

—Gina Mulcahy

We bought this farm in 1984 this picture was taken in the 60's. Most of the buildings have been torn down and replaced and most of the trees are gone. We lived in the old farm house for 17 years. I used to play in this barn and the low lying shed was our play fort. I have so many fond memories of this farm. We still own it to this day and its pretty amazing to see what it looked like 50 years ago.