Guide to the Fairchild Aerial Photo Collection 005
Stella Castillo, Monique SugimotoJeremy Berry-Cahn, Donna Chian
Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Library. Local History Center.
Title: Fairchild Aerial Photo Collection
Identifier/Call Number: 005
Physical Description: 1 Cubic Feet 1 letter document box
Date (inclusive): 1927-1956 Aug 13
Abstract: Collection of approximately 140 black and white aerial photographs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula taken between 1927-1956 by the Fairchild Aerial Survey company.
Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the Local History Center for access information.
The collection is open for research use.
[Name of item], Fairchild Aerial Photo Collection (Collection 005). Local History Center, Peninsula Center Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.
The Fairchild Aerial Survey company was created by Sherman Mills Fairchild in 1921. It is one of the first companies to use cameras for map making and aerial surveying.
Arranged numerically by flight number and thereunder by frame number.
Collection includes duplicates of original aerial photographs taken on ten flights conducted by the Fairchild Aerial Survey company. Images for each flight restricted to frames of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Index to aerial photographs (frames) included in each flight folder except for flight C-19715.
In 2004, the Library obtained copies of images held in the Fairchild Aerial Photography Collection at Whittier College. The bulk of the collection was donated to the Library by David Cummings from his personal collection.
Initial rehousing and stabilization of materials by Local History Center volunteers Donna Chian and Jeremy Berry-Cahn. Final arrangement and description by Stella Castillo and Monique Sugimoto, March, 2017.
The Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL) with the University of California, Santa Barbara Library includes a large collection of aerial photographs taken in California.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
California -- Aerial photographs
Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.)--Aerial photographs
United States--Aerial PhotographsFairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.
Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.)
Los Angeles County (Calif.)--Aerial photographs