World War I Photographs [Tower Scrapbook]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1184
Dates:
bulk 1915-1918
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 18 images evidently copied from Tower's personal scrapbook which was loaned to the National Air Museum at some point. The images show equipment, aircraft, and personnel of the United States Air Service during World War I. The images include shots from the following bases: Chanute Field, Illinois; Hazelhurst Field, New York; and Roosevelt Field, New York. Aircraft include: Curtiss JN-4D Jenny; Curtiss JN-4HG Hisso Jenny; LWF V-3; and Standard (NJ) JR-1B. There are also a few images of a Christofferson 1912 Seaplane on a beach near San Francisco, California in 1915.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Roderick Tower (1892-1961) was the son of Charlemagne Tower, Jr., an United States Ambassador to Russia and Germany. He was a World War I aviator who trained with Quentin Roosevelt at Mineola Air Field on Long Island, New York. After the war, Tower was briefly married to Flora Payne Whitney, who had been engaged to Quentin Roosevelt before World War I. Tower was later both a stock and oil broker.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Colonel Roderick Tower?, Gift, Unknown

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Preferred Citation
World War I Photographs [Tower Scrapbook], Accession XXXX-1184, 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
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christofferson 1912 Seaplane Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss JN-4HG Hisso Jenny Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Standard (NJ) JR-1 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LWF V-3 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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