Aerial view of the Miami Municipal Airport - Dade County, Florida

Aerial view of the Miami Municipal Airport - Dade County, Florida


Image Number

  • PR15238

Year

  • 1947 or 1948

Series Title

General Note

  • Also known as Amelia Earhart Field to honor the pilot after her ill-fated flight in 1937.
  • The photographer Sherman Fairchild was born in 1896 in Oneonta, New York. He was contracted by the government to develop a camera for aerial photography; such cameras already existed but produced highly distorted photographs due to slow shutter speeds which could not keep up with the movement of the flying plane. Fairchild developed a camera where the shutter was placed inside the lens which allowed the camera to be fast enough to produce photographs with minimal distortion. After World War I the Army made his cameras their standard aerial cameras.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Fairchild, Sherman M., 1896-1971. Aerial view of the Miami Municipal Airport - Dade County, Florida. 1947 or 1948. Black & white photonegative, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13353>, accessed 11 February 2016.

MLA

Fairchild, Sherman M., 1896-1971. Aerial view of the Miami Municipal Airport - Dade County, Florida. 1947 or 1948. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 11 Feb. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13353>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Fairchild)