William H. Sheahan Early Aviation Photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0523
Creators:
Sheahan, William H., 1872-1956
Dates:
1912-1921
bulk 1912-1915
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of 62 photographs taken by William H. Sheahan of early aircraft and aviators, mostly at Hempstead Plains Field where he took lessons.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 62 photographs taken by William H. Sheahan of early aircraft and aviators, mostly at Hempstead Plains Field where he took lessons. Aircraft represented in the collection include a Bellanca monoplane; Blériot XI; various Curtiss aircraft models including biplane and pusher types; Curtiss JN-4 Jenny and Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck; LWF Twin DH-4; a Deperdussin monoplane; a Gallaudet (Aircraft) Military Tractor Biplane; various models produced by Heinrich (Aeroplane Co); Moisant (Co) 1914 Bluebird Monoplane; and Wright (Co) Model B.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order. Images in this collection have been catalogued previously and were assigned the following image numbers: SI-94-12971 to SI-94-13026 and SI-94-13758 to SI-94-13764.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William H. Sheahan (1872-1956) first became interested in aviation in 1910 and he spent part of the 1912 and 1913 summers at the Heinrich Aviation School, Hempstead Plains Field (now Roosevelt Field), Long Island. Sheahan soloed in a Heinrich monoplane and later took flying lessons at Curtiss Field, Long Island, during 1920-1922. Sheahan was a member of the Aero Club of Pennsylvania, and was in charge of the Hall of Aviation at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Sheahan also applied for membership in the Early Birds.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patricia Williams, 1994. Updated and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
William H. Sheahan, gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0523

Digital Content

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
William H. Sheahan Early Aviation Photographs, NASM.XXXX.0523, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bleriot XI Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss Pusher R Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deperdussin Aircraft Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallaudet Type C Military Tractor Biplane Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heinrich (Aeroplane Co) 1915 Model E Family Military Tractor Biplane Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heinrich (Aeroplane Co) 1915 Model C Monoplane Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington (CT) Aircraft Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant (Monoplane Co) 1914 Bluebird Monoplane Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schmitt (Maximilian) 1915 Monoplane Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright (Co) Model B Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Aeronautics -- 1903-1916 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sheahan, William H., 1872-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hempstead Plains Field (N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt Field (N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heinrich Aviation School, Hempstead Plains Field (N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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