Lewis Reisner Home Movies

Collection ID:
Reisner, Lewis.
bulk 1929-1939
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic Feet
5 film cans)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of five 16 mm films taken by Lewis Reisner, 1929 - 1939. The films are essentially home movies, and include shots of travels in Paris, France, sailing, and family scenes including wedding and baby shots. There is also footage of aircraft shot at the National Air Races and while Reisner was on travel, as well as various Fairchild aircraft including: the Fairchild 22; Fairchild 24, and Fairchild 91 Baby Clipper.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Amron Kreider and Lewis Reisner co-founded Reisner Aero Service Inc., in 1925, as a fixed base operation (FBO) that operated a flying service and repaired and rebuilt airplanes. Their desire to construct a better airplane resulted in the formation of the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, in 1926, and the development of the Challenger series of three-place, open-cockpit biplanes starting with the C-1 and culminating with the C-4C. In April 1929, the Kreider-Reisner Company became a subsidiary of the Fairchild Airplane Company which then re-designated the C-4C Challenger as the Fairchild KR-34C.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Linda Reisner Bracey, Gift, 2006

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Lewis Reisner Home Movies, Accession number 2006-0030, 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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Air travel Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairchild 22 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairchild 91 Baby Clipper Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairchild 24 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Home movies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air Races Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151