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San Francisco in Ruins: The 1906 Aerial Photographs of George R. Lawrence. For more on this turn-of-the-century aerial photographer and his fascinating work see Dr. Simon Baker on George Lawrence.
In addition, don't miss the site these photos came from: Panoramic Photographs: Taking the Long View, 1851-1991 -- part of the Library of Congress American Memory project. It contains "approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; beauty contests; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals and dams; fairs and expositions; military and naval activities, especially during World War I; the oil industry; schools and college campuses, sports, and transportation." Includes a brief history of panoramic photography.

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