World War I Aircraft Album Pages [Arnold]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0007
Creators:
Wilson, Dora Bertha
Dates:
1919
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
From August 18 to September 2, 1919, the Scranton Aero Club held an aerial meet at an airfield near Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania. This collection consists of two album pages containing photographs taken at this event.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two scrapbook pages containing nine black and white, mounted photographs. The pages measure approximately 10 by 7 inches and the photographs each measure approximately 2.75 by 4.75 inches. The photographs date to 1919 and most have a handwritten caption by Dora Bertha Wilson on the obverse. Six photographs were taken at an aerial meet held at an airfield near Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania from August 18 to September 2, 1919. Aircraft depicted in the photographs include the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny and the Dayton Wright DH-4. People depicted in the photographs include Hiram W. Sheridan (misspelled as Sheriden in the caption information) and Fred C. Nelson. The pages also include three family photographs of a young child playing outside.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
From August 18 to September 2, 1919, the Scranton Aero Club held an aerial meet at an airfield near Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Hiram W. Sheridan flew exhibition flights in his Dayton Wright DH-4
Maple Leaf
and Lieutenant Fred C. Nelson made flights in a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny. Sheridan also attempted to set a speed record flying from Clark's Summit to Hazelhurst Field, New York. Dora Bertha Wilson is believed to have attended some part of the aerial meet as a young woman.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2014. Encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2020.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Thomas Arnold, Gift, 2014, NASM.2015.0007.

Digital Content

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Preferred Citation
World War I Aircraft Album Pages [Arnold], NASM.2015.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dayton Wright DH-4 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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