Here's one of the first successful photographs made from an aeroplane in U.S., which was taken with a folding camera from a Wright Model B biplane over airfield near San Francisco California, on January 15, 1911.
Five aeroplanes can be seen on the ground. One of them is tuning up in preparation for flight. The circle is a target for bombs. Race track in the distance. The photographer, Lt. George E. Kelly’s feet and part of aviator Parmalee’s foot are in the picture. The pylon below marks the course. (via Dodge and Burn)