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Aerial Photograph Collection

ABSTRACT

The Aerial Photograph Collection contains approximately 10,000 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.)INDEX MAP
1921-41Spence Air Photos, Inc.ObliqueNA--
1928Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:18,000Yes
1938Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:20,000Yes
1949Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:24,000Yes
1952-54U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical1:20,000Yes
1955Whitehurse Aerial SurveyObliqueNAYes
1960Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:14,400Yes
1961Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:63,360--
1971Metrex Management CorporationVertical1:12,000Yes
1975-77Metrex Management CorporationVertical1:31,400Yes
1989I.K. CurtisVertical1:36,000Yes

Los Angeles County

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)INDEX MAP
1928 (Antelope Valley)Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical1:18,000Yes
1952-54U.S. Department of AgricultureVertical1:20,000Yes
1960Fairchild Aerial SurveysVertical 1:14,400Yes
1989I.K. CurtisVertical1:36,000Yes
1995Continental Aerial Photo, Inc. Vertical1:12,000Yes
1995Hammon, Jensen & WallenVertical1:26,000-- 

Imperial County 

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

Inyo County

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

Kern County 

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

Mono County 

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

Napa County 

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

Orange County 

YEARCOMPANYPHOTO ORIENTATIONSCALE (approx.)INDEX MAP
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.)INDEX MAP
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.)INDEX MAP
1953Fairchild Aerials (Providence Mts. / Kelso Dunes)Vertical1:2,640Yes
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.)INDEX MAP
1996Hammon, Jensen & Wallen Vertical 1:24,000--

San Luis Obispo County 

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

 Ventura County 

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