Jul 21 2015

Fortune Magazine, June 1932: A Portfolio of Aerial Photographs by Captain Alfred G. Buckham

Earlier this month, Art Kleiner discovered this 1932 illustrated map of Long Island that featured the Long Island Motor Parkway. The map was published in the June 1932 issue of Fortune and served as the legend for these nine dramatic aerials taken by Captain Alfred G. Buckham.


Howard Kroplick

Queensboro Bridge

Morgan Estate, Glen Cove

Jones Beach

Creek Club, Lattingtown

Belmont Park


Phipps Estate, Old Westbury

Montauk Point


Jul 26 2015 Leroy Douglas 4:42 AM

I wonder what type aircraft was used to take these remarkable photographs. I also wonder if Fairchild Aerial Cameras were used to take them. Perhaps the 1932 Fortune magazine might have some information about this.
From Howard Kroplick:
Leroy, the article does not reference his plane or camera.
It looks like Buckham used his own 1915 aerial camera:

I ordered the book “A Vision of Flight” to see more photos and information.

Jul 26 2015 Howard Kroplick 11:38 AM

From Gorden:
Love this thanks!

Jul 30 2015 L.M.K. 5:06 PM

Absolutely loved viewing and reading this data….Thanks for making it available to us all….

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