Roger B. Whitman Early Aviation Photograph Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0517
Creators:
Whitman, Roger B.
Dates:
1909-1911
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
(7 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 163 photographs, collected by Whitman, covering early aviation activities in predominantly the United States and France. Aircraft manufacturers represented include: Wright, Curtiss, Bell, Bleriot, Antoinette, Deperdussin, Farman, Voisin, and other American, French, and British designers of the period 1909-1911. The following events are represented: 1909, 1910 Grande Semaines d'Aviation, 1910 Quinzaine de la Baie de la Seine, 1909 meet at Blackpool England and the 1910 meets at Belmont Part Long Island, Nice and other locations. Flights represented include: Bleriot's Channel flight, Latham's flight over San Francisco and flights in and around New York and Paris. Aviators represented include: the Wright Brothers, Henry Farman, Louis Bleriot, Hubert Latham, Glenn Curtiss, Louis Paulhan, and other French and American pilots.
Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The Roger B. Whitman Early Aviation Photograph Collection is arranged in its original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roger B. Whitman was a prominent photographer who maintained a lifetime love of aviation. During World War I he was in the Air Service and established the first school of aerial photography. Whitman was later the Associate Editor of the American 'Country Life.'

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Herbert S. Whitman, Gift, 1979, XXXX-0517, Public Domain
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 1993. Digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.

General
General
NASMrev

Digital Content
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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
Roger B. Whitman Early Aviation Photograph Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0517, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bell Aircraft Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bleriot Aircraft Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss, General, Aircraft Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antoinette Aircraft Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voisin Aircraft Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deperdussin Aircraft Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- France Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Competitions Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitman, Roger B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farman, Henry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blériot, Louis, 1872-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Latham, Hubert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paulhan, Louis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives