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Posted on 08/30/2019 by in Just for Fun
Posted on 07/18/2019 by in Company Updates
In the early days of Vintage Aerial, we were eager to begin unveiling our collection to the world. Constrained by limited resources, our founding members used their knack for agile development to build a website that accomplished our most basic objective – to display online photographs that had been trapped in analog rolls of film for nearly 50 years.
We’ve spent the ten years of our existence converting analog film to digital images, and creating architecture that catalogs a vast and complicated collection while making it easily accessible to all. We have done that, and so much more, in furtherance of our mission to collect and present aerial photos of rural America in a way that evokes personal, family, and community memories and that encourages the sharing of our common history.
Posted on 06/24/2019 by in New Content Releases
Today, we are excited to announce that over 267,000 photos are now available to search and view online.
The Name Arkansas comes from the Sioux acansa which means “downstream people.” Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836. Since the 1830s the area now known as Hot Springs National Park has bathed notables as diverse as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone. The now household name Wal-Mart was founded by Sam Walton in Bentonville. Arkansas has 33.3 million acres of land, forests cover more than 56 percent of Arkansas’ landscape. The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states. Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest industry, adding around $16 billion to the state’s economy annually. The Natural State’s diverse landscape and climate produce a wide variety of Arkansas agricultural products. Arkansas is a major exporter of rice, soybeans, cotton, poultry and feed grains. A whopping 97 percent of these farms are still family owned. Generations of families have called these farms home. We hope we have preserved these memories with the photos in our collection and invite you to re-discover your history.
Arkansas Agricultural Data
- Number of Counties: 75 (Vintage Aerial has photos in 60)
- Population: 2,889,450
- Farms: 49,000 (97% Family Owned)
- Female Farmers: 20,000
- Average Farm Size: 281 acres
- Total Farm Land: 13.8 million acres
- Agriculture Receipts: 16 Billion
We invite you to come and take a look at these homes and farms in our collection of over 267,000 aerial photos of this great region. Home is the place where you became you. Find your way back!
Posted on 04/19/2019 by in New Content Releases
Today, we are excited to announce that over 60,000 aerial photos of Mississippi are now available to search and view online.
The state is named after the Mississippi River. The native word for the river was messipi, which means “Big River.” Like many other southern states, Mississippi has a long history it was the 20th state to join the union in 1817. In 1898 a man named Edward Barq invented root beer in Biloxi. His company Barq’s is now owned by Coca-Cola. “The King” Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo in 1935. There are many other famous names that came from Mississippi such as Walter Payton, the first football player to appear on Wheaties box, and the legendary puppeteer Jim Henson. The people who really make Mississippi are the people who live and work there, those who have farmed the land and for generations made it their home. We have many of these memories captured in our collection. Here are just a few and we invite you to come and create your own!
Mississippi Agricultural Data
- Number of Counties: 82 (Vintage Aerial has photos in only 29)
- Population: 2,938,618
- Farms: 42,000
- Farmers: 38,076
- Female Farmers: 5,282
- Average Farm Size: 273 acres
- Total Farm Land: 11.4 million acres
- Agriculture Receipts: 7.4 Billion
We invite you to come and take a look at these homes and farms in our collection of over 60,000 aerial photos of this great region. Home is the place where you became you. Find your way back!
Posted on 04/04/2019 by in New Content Releases
Today, we are excited to announce that over 316,000 aerial photos of Alabama are now available to search and view online.
The name “Alabama” comes from a combination of two Choctaw words: “Alba,” meaning plants and “Amo,” meaning picker. This name rings true as Alabama is one of the leading producers of cotton and produces 5.6 billion with its agriculture industry. While Alabama has many nicknames such as the “Heart of Dixie” or the “cotton state,” none of them have been made official. Like many of the southern states, Alabama has a rich history from the first Confederate flag flown in 1861 to Rosa Parks’ refusal to move from her seat on a Montgomery bus which helped spark a prominent civil rights movement. Throughout this history, there have been many prominent people to hail from Alabama. In 1880 Hellen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, an American author, political activist, and lecturer. Nat King Cole was born in Montgomery in 1919 known as the man with the velvet voice. In 1934 Hank Aaron was born in mobile and went on to beat Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974 with 715 home runs. People are the reason we at VA do what we do, famous or not the people who live in a community are what shape the landscape and culture. Aerial photos are a great way to get a glimpse of what it was like and who the people were that shaped our world. Here are just a few people who have found some meaningful history in our collection:
Alabama Agricultural Data
- Number of Counties: 67 (Vintage Aerial has photos in 50!)
- Population: 4,903,151
- Farms: 48,500
- Farmers: 19,114
- Female Farmers: 6,374
- Average Farm Size: 186 Acres
- Total Farm Land: 9 Million Acres
- Agriculture Receipts: $5.6 Billion
We invite you to come and take a look at these homes and farms in our collection of nearly 330,000 aerial photos of this great region. Home is the place where you became you. Find your way back!