Aerials 88 images Created 25 Sep 2019
The aerial photographs in this gallery were almost all taken by the renowned aerial photographer Robert Spence. Beginning in about 1920, Spence took most of his photos from a big-plane, then later from a helicopter. Because there were no flight restrictions at the time, he was able to fly close to the ground and produce incredibly clear images. Over 150 of his photos are in the collection, which show the development of neighborhoods, street patterns, movie studios, and even Hollywood airfields in Southern California. Over five decades of development are represented here.