Herbert Mercer Photography Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0029
Creators:
Mercer, Herbert
Dates:
1916-1926
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Herbert Mercer served with the United Kingdom's Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force) from 1916 until 1945, and was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, in the early 1920s. While there, he photographed a variety of aircraft that were either stationed in Iraq or Egypt or landing there for refueling. This collection contains eleven photographs taken by Mercer in Iraq and Egypt.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of eleven black and white or sepia toned photographs taken by Herbert Mercer, ranging in size from approximately 3.5 x 2.25 inches to 8.25 x 6.25 inches, and all taken in Iraq or Egypt. The photographs depict the following aircraft: de Havilland D.H.50J (Sir Alan Cobham's Aircraft); Fokker F.VIII (two images); Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8; de Havilland (Airco) D.H.6; Vickers Victoria; Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) "Chicago" (#2); de Havilland D.H.90 Dragonfly (crashed); Bristol Scout C; and Fairey IIID Mk.III. There is also one aerial photograph of the Royal Air Force aerodrome at Hinaidi, Baghdad, Iraq.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Herbert Mercer served with the United Kingdom's Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force) from 1916 until 1945, and was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, in the early 1920s. While there, he photographed a variety of aircraft that were either stationed in Iraq or Egypt or landing there for refueling. Upon Mercer's retirement from the Royal Air Force in 1945, he worked for the US Air Force at its base in Bushey Park, Hampton, UK until 1958. Herbert Mercer died in 1964.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2008) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Frank Long, Gift, 2008, NASM.2008.0029

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Herbert Mercer Photography Collection, NASM.2008.0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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