John P. Stewart Aviation Photography Collection

Collection ID:
Stewart, John P.
bulk 1950s-2000s
Physical Description:
28 Cubic feet
(50 containers)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 28 cubic feet of photographic material, including an estimated 55,250 color slides and 41,300 black and white cut negatives of aircraft and airlines, predominately shot by John P. Stewart.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John P. Stewart (1945-2011) started taking photographs of aircraft when he was five years old and continued throughout his aviation career. He received his pilot's license during high school and also had his own aircraft. After high school he attended the United States Naval Academy and after graduation served in a submarine during the Vietnam Conflict. After his discharge from the Navy, he took a job with Pan American Airways as an operations manager in San Francisco. Next Stewart was transferred to Turkey and Saudi Arabia to work with the Pan Am Hajj flights. After his stint in the Middle East, Stewart was transferred by Pan Am to Detroit, Michigan, as an operation manager. After he was let go due to downsizing, Stewart worked for a number of small airlines in the Michigan area, such as Reliant, Zantop, Air Trans, and Air America. He also started his own training company and traveled giving mandatory federal training to various airlines. Stewart eventually joined the FAA in Detroit, and later Homeland Security. He helped coordinate flight rescue and relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Stewart retired from Homeland Security in 2011, shortly before his death

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Karile Bricker, Gift, 2013

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
John P. Stewart Aviation Photography Collection, Accession 2013-0038, 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
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airlines Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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