Addictive source of old photos

Aerial Shot of old courthouse

Aerial Shot of old courthouse

 

Humboldt State University has a fine collection of old photos.  Their database is searchable and many of the pictures can  be viewed on-line.

While looking for additional photos of the courthouse the other day, I ran across the Shuster Collection, an amazing group of aerial shots taken in Humboldt county in the late 1940s.  The courthouse above is Shuster’s, as is this one of the old Carson Mill, which, according to one description, was located on the bay side of the Carson Mansion…

Old Carson Mill Site, 1948

Old Carson Mill Site, 1948

I’ve found our road, and can clearly see the evolution of our neighborhood.   If you’re trying to date your house or another structure, this may be a useful source…
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One Response to Addictive source of old photos

  1. Kym says:

    Yep, definitely wish the old courthouse was here instead of the “modern” one.

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