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Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930

Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930
" Wills, Shaw and Friese-Greene Ready to Film". A publicity shot for the foundation of the Aerofilms aerial photography company taken at the London Aerodrome, Hendon

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325

Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325
AEROFILMS PLANE. Commercial aerial photography by biplane was pioneered by Aerofilms from 1919. Here seen in air photoghraphic action is a DeHaviland DH50 in Aerofilms livery

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: RAF Bicester raf_8otu_fno_48_po_3019

RAF Bicester raf_8otu_fno_48_po_3019
Bicester Airfield, Launton, Oxfordshire. During the Second World War RAF Bicester was used by Bomber Command for training

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Berwick-upon-Tweed RAF_540_611_RP_3344

Berwick-upon-Tweed RAF_540_611_RP_3344
Berwich-upon-Tweed. A facinating birds-eye view showing Tweedmouth, the walled town, bridges and castle. Berwick Holiday Park now occupies the site of the military camp

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Lewisham Methodist Church CVS01_01_021

Lewisham Methodist Church CVS01_01_021
Lewisham Methodist Church and Sunday School, Albion Road, Lewisham, Greater London. Photographed in the 1880s from a gas balloon

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France CVS01_01_076

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France CVS01_01_076
Eiffel Tower, Paris, taken from a tethered balloon. Shadbolt recorded this image as Photograph of Paris Exhibition with Eiffel Tower taken from captive balloon

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Balloon flight CVS01_01_068

Balloon flight CVS01_01_068
Tales of balloon flight.Four men in a gas balloon basket as it launches, passing a tree top. One man, possibly the pilot, stands on the edge of the basket

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Trafalgar Square EGP_22657_75

Trafalgar Square EGP_22657_75
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, 22 May 1909. Dr William James Stewart Lockyer (1868-'1936) silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Sloan Square, London 1909 EGP_22656_74

Sloan Square, London 1909 EGP_22656_74
SLOAN SQUARE, London. Aerial view of Sloan Square taken from the balloon Britannia on 3rd April 1909. From the EGPN Collection held by Historic England Archive

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Stamford Hill CVS01_01_054

Stamford Hill CVS01_01_054
Stonebridge Road, Stamford Hill and Seven Sisters Curve (part of the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway), Haringey, Greater London

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Crystal Palace CVS01_01_026

Crystal Palace CVS01_01_026
Crystal Palace, Sydenham, Greater London, taken from 2000 feet. Tethered balloon flights were regularly undertaken at Crystal Palace

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Balloonists CVS01_01_023

Balloonists CVS01_01_023
Tales of balloon flight. Intrepid balloonists Cecil Shadbolt (left) and Captain William Dale (right) posed in the basket of a gas balloon

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Farman Biplane EGP_22662_53

Farman Biplane EGP_22662_53
A group of men watching as two men take their seats in a Farman biplane at Bournemouth in 1910. The pilot has been identified as Claude Graham-White, pioneer of aerial reconnaissance

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: Taken on the first Aerofilms flight EPW000003

Taken on the first Aerofilms flight EPW000003
LONDON AERODROME, Hendon. From the first ever Aerofilms flight taking commercial aerial photography in July 1919. Shows the area around Hendon and another aircraft in flight

Background imageThe story of aerial photography Jigsaw Puzzle Collection: First ever Aerofilms photograph EPW000001

First ever Aerofilms photograph EPW000001
LONDON AERODROME, Hendon. The first ever Aerofilms commercial aerial photograph taken in July 1919 showing the London Country Club (formerly the London Flying Club)


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