New York City Aerial Photographs
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0043
Creators:
Fairchild Aerial Surveys
Dates:
Circa 1929-1931
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.51 Cubic feet
1 flat box
Repository:
This collection consists of two scrapbooks containing aerial views of the New York City area with related newspaper clippings.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two scrapbooks containing aerial views of the New York City area with related newspaper clippings. The aerial views, which were taken by Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. and reproduced in an unidentified publication, showcase prominent city locations. The photographs are numerically arranged as if in a feature series, and each photograph has the caption "Around New York in an Airplane," followed by the location and a textual description of that area. The first scrapbook contains entries 1-100 and the second scrapbook has entries 101-154 (some numbers are not included). The second scrapbook also contains additional clippings that show other views of the New York City area.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Fairchild group of companies grew out of the aerial photography interests of Sherman M. Fairchild. Fairchild developed the first synchronized camera shutter and flash in 1916 and in 1919 developed a specialized camera for the purpose of aerial photography that featured a between-the-lens shutter. By 1924, Fairchild had established Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. which secured contracts to photo-map various areas, including New York City. The photography produced by Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. was used for a variety of applications including city planning, tax appraisal work, and geological surveys, and the company also introduced many types of equipment pertaining to aerial photography. Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc. went out of business in 1965.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, unknown, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0043

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
New York City Aerial Photographs, NASM.XXXX.0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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New York (N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/