Edgar W. Mix Glass Plate Stereograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0052
Creators:
Mix, Edgar W., 1866-1911
Dates:
1900-1910
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.77 Cubic feet
(13 shoeboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 38 cases of glass slides taken by Edgar Mix. The slides reflect aeronautical themes, both lighter- and heavier-than-air subjects from the early 1900s. Subjects photographed by Mix include the Grand Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne (Reims, France), Camp d'Auvours and various aeronautical events taking place in the vicinity of Paris during 1910 and 1911. Also included are images of Mix himself and what appear to be images of his family.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edgar W. Mix [1866-1911] was an internationally renowned early balloonist and the second American to win the Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. This he accomplished on October 6, 1909, flying from Zurich, Switzerland to land near Warsaw, Poland.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Carolyn J. Parks, gift, 1998, 1998-0052, NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Competitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- France Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons -- France Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mix, Edgar W., 1866-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grand Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne, Reims, France Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camp d'Auvours Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/