Russell Watson World War I Photo Album
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1995.0002
Creators:
Watson, Russell
Dates:
1917-1919
Languages:
English
Colleciton is in English.
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
1 flatbox
Repository:
This scrapbook contains photographs relating to the 1st Aero Squadron during World War I.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This scrapbook with a brown suede cover contains photographs relating to the 1st Aero Squadron during World War I. The images include the following: aircraft; engines; trucks and equipment; graves; trenches; French buildings and landscapes; 1st Aero personnel; aerial photographs; and airfields. This collection also contains a series of French postcards with images of Strasbourg, Nancy, and Metz. There is also a booklet entitled, 'Paris Monumental Metropolitan,' which is a guidebook to attractions in Paris.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Photo album, folder of postcards, and booklet.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Russell Watson was a mechanic for the 1st Aero Squadron during World War I. The 1st Aero Squadron was organized in Texas during March of 1913 and served under Brig. General John J. Pershing during the Mexico Punitive Expedition, 1916. During World War I, the 1st Aero Squadron was part of the 1st Corps Observation Group organized in April 1918, and it accomplished successful photographic missions.

Administration
Processing Information
Described and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Guy E. Watson, Gift, 1994, NASM.1995.0002

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Russell Watson World War I Photo Album, NASM.1995.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guidebooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, Russell Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Aero Squadron Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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