Historical Photography: Aerial Land Views

February 9, 2012
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Historical Photography: Aerial Land Views

Aside from managing 12 museums and galleries across Tyne and Wear, the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums hosts a glimpse of their collections at Flickr.

Particularly inspirational is their collection of Aerial Views dating from 1917 through the 1980s. I love seeing the calculated grids, unintentional pattern and natural contour unite in images like this, especially in the higher contrast shots—they almost look like graphic creations themselves.

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Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive
Design, aerial-photo, archive

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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