28 November 2011
San Francisco in Ruins ~ 1906 Kite Aerial Photo!
Given the great work here at MIT Civic Media by Jeffrey Warren and colleagues on Grassroots Mapping and the recent C3 Technologies acquisition by Apple, I was fascinated to run across more about Kite Aerial Photography and especially the backstory to this amazing San Francisco in Ruins photograph from 1906 taken by George Lawrence with a kite-borne camera -- a.k.a. his "captive airship". Simon Baker writes about this history and about the less well-known parts of the story!