You will need a place name, the latitude and longitude, or any other information that will help to distinguish your area of interest.Learn more:
A USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) is a scanned image of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map. The term refers to products created in the period 1995-2000 that conform to a specific technical standard.
Digital Line Graphs (DLG) are an early GIS vector data product. The product line has been inactive since the mid 1990s, and has been superceded by more modern GIS datasets.  
Focal length is the distance from the middle of the camera lens to the focal plane (i.e. the film). As focal length increases, image distortion decreases. The focal length is precisely measured when the camera is calibrated.
Simply defined, scale can be expressed as the ratio or proportion between a distance on the aerial photographs (or maps) and the actual distance on the ground or land surface.
Remote sensing is the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from the targeted area.
The majority of USGS aircraft photography is used for cartographic purposes. Image distortion is minimized when photographs are acquired looking straight down or vertically.Learn more:
Yes.  Scanning of the EROS film archives is following a plan to capture images from rolls at risk of decay from vinegar syndrome. Science requirements are also reviewed on a regular basis, but a formal, on-line schedule is not available at this time.
The high resolution orthophoto and the Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle (DOQ) provides the most detail. You would probably be able to identify your neighborhood.
The Photographic Library, located in Denver, Colorado, is an archive of still photographs dating from the 1870’s and taken by USGS scientists as part of t