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Fairfield Foundation reps to talk about aerial photo project

Nathaniel Glasgow and Rachel Boyd, two staff representatives from the Fairfield Foundation, will give a presentation focused on their organization’s recent acquisition of hundreds of vintage USDA aerial images of the region, at the next meeting of the Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula chapter of the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society.

The luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the Pilot House Restaurant in Topping, adjacent to Hummel Airport.

The Fairfield Foundation is mounting an ambitious project, to be fueled by volunteers, to scan and make the resource accessible to the public on its website. Dating back as far as 1937, the images capture the houses, farms, crossroads, racetracks, ball fields, wharves and more from a bygone era—an intimate and detailed glimpse into the past, a release stated. Historic features like houses, ditches, tree lines, roads, buildings and cemeteries can be used to learn more about historical sites as well as broade...

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