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Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography
The aerial collection includes aerial and street level photographs from the City of San Jose Planning Division (1931, 1948, 1960, 1968, 1981) from Fairchild Aerial Photography and the U.S. Geological Survey.

These photographs cover central Santa Clara County from Alviso south to Los Gatos, east to the Calero Reservoir, north to Milpitas and the Alameda County Line, and west along the bay to Alviso

For more information on using aerials in your research, consult our House and Property Research Guide.

The Digital Collection

The digital collection currently includes a representative selection of the aerial photographs from the California Room. New images are added to the collection as they are digitized. If you are interested in keeping up to date with the latest additions, you can sign up for the collection RSS Feed.

For information about using images from this collection, contact the California Room.