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Aerial Photograph Collection

       

ABSTRACT

The Aerial Photograph Collection contains approximately 5,000 historical aerial photographs of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Aerial photo collections include some coverage of other counties in southern and central California. To access the air photo collection, please contact the Library Map Collection to make an appointment.

CORE COLLECTIONS

 

San Fernando Valley

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1921-31Spence Air Photos, Inc.ObliqueNA
1928Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:18,000
1938Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:20,000
1949Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:24,000
1952-54U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical1:20,000
1955Whitehurse Aerial SurveyObliqueNA
1960Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:14,400
1961Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:63,360
1971Metrex Management CorporationVertical1:12,000
1975-77Metrex Management CorporationVertical1:31,400
1989I.K. CurtisVertical1:36,000

Los Angeles County

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1928 (Antelope Valley)Fairchild Aerial Surveys Vertical1:18,000
1952-54U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical1:20,000
1960Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical 1:14,400
1989I.K. CurtisVertical1:36,000
1995Continental Aerial Photo, Inc. Vertical1:12,000
1995Hammon, Jensen & WallenVertical1:26,000

Imperial County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1953U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000

Inyo County

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1944Fairchild Aerial Surveys Vertical 1:24,000 
1948UnknownVertical 1:48,000
1959U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000

Kern County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1995Continental Aerial Photo, Inc.Vertical 1:12,000

Mono County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1944Fairchild Aerial Surveys Vertical 1:24,000

Napa County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1953U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1958U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000

Orange County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1953U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1995Continental Aerial Photo, Inc.Vertical 1:12,000
1995Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000

 Riverside County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1959U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1961U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1996Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000

 San Bernardino County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1953U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1959U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1983UnknownVertical 1:24,000
1996Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000

 San Diego County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1996Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000

San Luis Obispo County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1949U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1950U.S. Department of Agriculture Vertical 1:20,000
1956-1957U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000

 Santa Barbara County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1954U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1996Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000

 Ventura County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)
1953U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1959U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical 1:20,000
1996Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000