National Air and Space Museum Archives

French Aviation Photography Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0022
Creators:
Heermance, Laura W., 1916-1960
Dates:
bulk 1937
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Digital scans
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of scans copied by the NASM Archives of eleven photographs taken by Laura W. Heermance (1916-1960) in France during the Spring of 1937. The photographs were shot at the Le Bourget Airport and at the Aero Club de la Riviera, France The following aircraft are shown: Imperial Airways Short L. 17 Scylla and Handley Page H.P. 42E Hannibal; Air France Potez 62; KLM Douglas DC-2; Sabena Savoia-Marchetti S.73; Percival Gull Six; de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide and D.H.80 Puss Moth; and Caudron C. 400 Phalene (Moth), C.232, and C.272 Luciole (Firefly).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
During the Spring of 1937, Laura Heermance and Louise Tallman of Connecticut were taken to Europe by their aunt. They were loaned a Leica camera with 35 mm film and Ms. Heermance, an enthusiastic student pilot, took photographs of aircraft at Le Bourget Airport and Aero Club de la Riviera, France.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Louise Tallman, Gift, 2005

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
French Aviation Photography Collection, Accession number 2005-0022, 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 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Short L.17 Scylla Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handley Page H.P. 42E Hannibal Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Potez 62 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglas DC-2 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sabena Savoia-Marchetti S.73 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Percival Gull Six Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland D.H.89 Dragon Rapide Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caudron C.272 Luciole (Firefly) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caudron C.400 Phalene (Moth) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caudron C.232 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland D.H.80 Pull Moth Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air France Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Imperial Airways Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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