Alexander de Seversky Russian Photograph Album

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0016
Dates:
bulk 1912-1915
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inch black-paged photograph album, with captions in Russian, comes from the estate of Alexander de Seversky. It contains aerial photographs; images of the Russian officers and sailors; hangars and shipyards; and various floatplanes, some equipped with pontoons for use on ice. Aircraft seen in the photographs include the Sikorsky S-10, Hydro; Sikorsky S-5A; Sikorsky Il'ya Muromets on floats; Grigorovich pusher seaplane; Franco-British Aviation Co. Ltd. FBA Model C; and Maurice Farman M.F. 11.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alexander de Seversky (1894-1974) was born in Russian Georgia and graduated from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy. He took a postgraduate course at the Military School of Aeronautics where he learned to fly a Farman 4. Upon the outbreak of World War I, he began service with the Baltic Fleet as a naval combat pilot. Seversky shot down 13 German aircraft during the war and lost his right leg during a bombing mission in 1915. After the Russian revolution he became an American citizen and worked as a test pilot and inspector for the US government. In the 1930s he organized the Seversky Aircraft Corporation. Seversky set numerous speed records during the 1930s and is credited with playing a major role in important aviation technological breakthroughs.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Joshua Stoff, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Alexander de Seversky Russian Photograph Album, 2005-0016, 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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Russia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sikorsky (Igor) S-10, Hydro Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sikorsky (Igor) S-5A Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sikorsky (Igor) S-22 Il-ya Muroments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farman (Maurice) M.F.11 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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