William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0280
Creators:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966
Dates:
1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.34 Cubic Feet
(1 records center box) (1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one photograph album and glass plates consisting of aerial photography of Washington D.C., 1918. There are also shots of the pilots and the aircraft.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. William F. Meggers ( 1888 - 1966) was a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). In 1918, Meggers conducted a NBS research project on sensitizing glass plates and the effectiveness of certain aerial cameras. The glass plates were aerial shots of the Washington, D.C. area taken from a Fairchild aircraft. The flights were made from Bolling Field and a field near Port Comfort, Virginia. The results from Meggers' study were published in 'The Journal of the Optical Society of American,' 1920.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
William Meggers, gift, 1967, XXXX-0280, NASM

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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
Aerial photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial photography -- Equipment and supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spectrum analysis Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerial Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Bureau of Standards Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/