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Aerial photographs dramatically portray the changing landscape of Colorado: a mountain valley can be seen where there is now a reservoir; changes in the vegetation and ground cover can be traced over the years, and the growth of towns and cities documented. This collection provides access to almost 1,700 digitized aerial photographs of Colorado taken by the U.S. Forest Service in the years from 1938 to 1947.

The Aerial Photographs of Colorado collection is available through two interfaces, which each offer different search and display options.

Aerial Photographs of Colorado via Luna Insight     (Turn Off Pop-up Blockers)

Special features:
  • Advanced search by all data fields, including project-roll-frame numbers and scale
  • Zoom in to high resolution image to view details of photograph
  • Right-click to save higher-resolution photograph
  • Easily print map and descriptive information
  • Ability to create and save groups of photographs
Standard features on both sites:
  • Basic keyword search by date, topographic quadrangle name, county, or geographic landmark
  • View photograph
  • View photograph metadata (descriptive information)

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