Project

Title
Shuster Aerial Photograph Collection  
Geographic Area
northwestern California  
Organization
Humboldt State University  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://library.humboldt.edu/humco/holdings/shuster.htm  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Humboldt State University Library  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
Dublin Core  
Num Items
2300  
Scale
varies  
Years
1945 - 1965
Description
The Shuster Aerial Photograph Collection was created by Merle Shuster from just after WWII until the mid 1950s, with a few images from the 1960s. As Mr. Shuster was flown to and from his assigned photographic destinations he would take images of many of the scenes over which he passed. Most of the images are taken at an oblique angle, giving the viewer a richer sense of the landscape. Scenes from the burgeoning post-war lumber industry (timberlands, mills, log ponds, ships), Eureka, Arcata, new housing developments and subdivisions, Humboldt Bay and the waterfronts in Eureka and on the Samoa Peninsula form the backbone of the collection. Other scenes captured include rivers, country roads and farmsteads, small towns, and stunning landscapes.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
tiff  
File Format (Display)
jpeg  
Resolution
900 ppi  
Compression Ratio
 
Image Management Software
PHP/MySQL  
Geo Referenced
No  
Rectified
No  
Willing to share your grant proposal?
Yes  

Contact Information

Organization
Humboldt State University  
Name
Robert Sathrum  
E-Mail
rls2@humboldt.edu  
Phone
707-826-5617