Kennen Sie schon … „Britain from Above“?

ein Foto von "Britain from above", das den Buckingham Palace 1921 zeigt (via

Buck­ing­ham Palace and the Queen Vic­to­ria Memo­r­i­al, West­min­ster, 1921

„The Britain from Above web­site fea­tures images from the Aero­films col­lec­tion, a unique aer­i­al pho­to­graph­ic archive of inter­na­tion­al impor­tance. The col­lec­tion includes 1.26 mil­lion neg­a­tives and more than 2000 pho­to­graph albums. Dat­ing from 1919 to 2006, the total col­lec­tion presents an unpar­al­leled pic­ture of the chang­ing face of Britain in the 20th cen­tu­ry. It includes the largest and most sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of air pho­tographs of Britain tak­en before 1939.
The col­lec­tion is var­ied and includes urban, sub­ur­ban, rur­al, coastal and indus­tri­al scenes, pro­vid­ing impor­tant evi­dence for under­stand­ing and man­ag­ing the built and nat­ur­al envi­ron­ments. The col­lec­tion was cre­at­ed by Aero­films Ltd, a pio­neer­ing air sur­vey com­pa­ny set up in 1919 by First World War vet­er­ans Fran­cis Lewis Wills and Claude Gra­hame-White. In addi­tion to Aero­films’ own imagery, the firm expand­ed its hold­ings with the pur­chase of two small­er col­lec­tions – AeroP­ic­to­r­i­al (1934–1960) and Airviews (1947–1991).

The Britain from Above project (2010 – 2014)
Britain from Above was a four year project aimed at con­serv­ing 95,000 of the old­est and most valu­able pho­tographs in the Aero­films col­lec­tion, those dat­ing from 1919 to 1953. Once con­served, the images were scanned into dig­i­tal for­mat and made avail­able on this web­site for the pub­lic to see.
There are over 95,000 images on the web­site. The web­site pro­vides the oppor­tu­ni­ty to share and record your mem­o­ries and knowl­edge about the places shown in the col­lec­tion and to explore con­tent cre­at­ed as part of the project.

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