- Item 103888 - Aerial photographer with camera, ca. 1930
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- Item 103888
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The equipment used to capture aerial images included a large format camera, like the one pictured here. This camera was created by Fairchild Aviation Corporation, also known as Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing Company. Their Pegasus logo and initials ‘FA’ can be seen on the side of the camera. Fairchild Aviation secured a government contract in 1935 to track soil erosion using aerial photography. The photographer is dressed the part, complete with an aviation jacket, helmet and goggles.Show Details