Downtown L.A. from a balloon, circa 1910.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Downtown L.A. from a balloon, circa 1910.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1961 aerial view of the Sunset Strip with the Hollywood Hills behind it. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1961 aerial view of the Sunset Strip with the Hollywood Hills behind it. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Aerial view of Leimert Park, circa 1936. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Aerial view of Leimert Park, circa 1936. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

From our our Los Angeles Examiner Collection, a 1948 aerial view of downtown Los Angeles.

From our our Los Angeles Examiner Collection, a 1948 aerial view of downtown Los Angeles.

Disneyland from an airplane, circa 1965. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library,

Disneyland from an airplane, circa 1965. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library,