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Snapshot from an Airplane: The Harbor of Copenhagen
This view of Copenhagen harbor is the earliest known Danish aerial photograph. The picture was taken by Holger Damgaard (1870–1945), the first full-time press photographer in Denmark. Damgaard worked for the Danish newspaper Politiken from 1908 until 1940, where he documented a wide variety of events, places, and persons. Aerial photography goes back to the 1850s, when the first photographs were taken from balloons. The first photograph taken from an airplane was made in 1909, when the American aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright flew over Rome, carrying a passenger who ...
Russell Bros. Circus, 1932
This photograph is an aerial view of the circus lot of the Russell Bros. Circus at Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1932. The availability of trucks following World War I led to a rapid growth of the trucking industry in the United States. Circuses quickly adapted to the new technology by creating "truck shows" or circuses that traveled overland via truck. Truck shows brought the circus to smaller towns across the country previously inaccessible by rail. This image shows a typical medium-sized truck show of the mid-20th century. The sideshow tent and ...
Contributed by Circus World Museum
Salt Lake City Panorama Showing the Salt Lake Temple and Wasatch Mountain Range
This panoramic bird’s-eye photograph from 1910 shows the Salt Lake Temple and a portion of Temple Square in the foreground, surrounded by a wall, and other parts of Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in the background. The Salt Lake Temple was built on a site identified by Brigham Young (1801‒77), an early Mormon leader, who led the group’s migration westward to land in present-day Utah that he called Deseret. In 1851 Young became the first governor of the territory of Utah ...
Contributed by Library of Congress