C. G. B. Stuart Photograph Collection

Collection ID:
Stuart, C.G.B.
bulk 1900s-1950s
Physical Description:
5 Cubic feet
(5 boxes)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Stuart first contacted the National Air Museum (now the National Air and Space Museum) in 1951. In 1959, the Museum purchased the collection and it was given an artifact number. In 1983, the collection was deaccessioned from the Museum's artifact collection and transferred to the Museum's archival files At that point, the collection was separated and placed in specific subject files. There are many photographs in this collection that are currently housed in the technical files and videodisc collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
C. G. B. Stuart was an aviation collector. By the early 1950s he had amassed several large collections, including a photograph collection consisting of over 30,000 images. This collection consisted of photographs of aircraft from every country in the world, from the Wright Brothers in 1903, until 1959 and was particularly strong in U.S. Army and Navy types, and British, German, and Italian aircraft. According to Stuart, he collected this material: "systematically over the period of 25 years, primarily as a hobby in conjunction with my work. I bought a number of collections of photographs, which enabled this collection to reach its present size and variety, from a number of old-timers who in turn had collected over the period prior to my entering the field."

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mr. C.G.B. Stuart, Purchase, 1960

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
C. G. B. Stuart Photograph Collection, Accession XXXX-0374, 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 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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