Look: 1930s aerial photos of Oak Cliff and Dallas

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Edwin J. Foscue Map Library, Southern Methodist University

The Edwin J. Foscue Map Library at SMU has enormous aerial photographs of Dallas taken in the 1930s by Fairchild Aerial Survey Inc. as well as 41 aerial photos taken by Lloyd M. Long in the ’30s and ’40s.

Included in the collections are photos of Kessler Boulevard and Sylvan, Colorado and Zang’s, Davis at Hampton, U.S. Highway 80, the Trinity River at flood stage and downtown.

The collection includes unlabeled photos as well as copies that historian George Cearley labeled with landmarks.

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The photos above and below show part of the Oak Cliff gateway, including Burnett Field when it was still a ballpark.

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Edwin J. Foscue Map Library, Southern Methodist University

 

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