This Week in Photography History 
San Francisco in Ruins taken by George Lawrence on May 28, 1906. Mr. Lawrence was an innovative photographer, experimenting with aerial photography using kites and balloons and constructing huge cameras and lenses. Six weeks after an earthquake and resulting fire devastated San Francisco, he mounted a 49 pound camera on a train of kites to take this 160 degree panorama from 2000 feet high. High-res

This Week in Photography History

San Francisco in Ruins taken by George Lawrence on May 28, 1906. Mr. Lawrence was an innovative photographer, experimenting with aerial photography using kites and balloons and constructing huge cameras and lenses. Six weeks after an earthquake and resulting fire devastated San Francisco, he mounted a 49 pound camera on a train of kites to take this 160 degree panorama from 2000 feet high.

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    Aerial photography using kites in 1906, when Ansel Adams was just a child.
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