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Dates:
1889-1910
Size:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1991.0075
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Carl Myers (1842-1925) was a meteorologist, photographer and balloonist. In 1875, Myers and his wife Mary ("Carlotta, Queen of the Air") began experimenting with balloons and made their first ascensions in 1880. Myers constructed and flew a variety of balloons and airships, and worked on the following technical advances: he developed a varnishing machine for producing fabrics impervious to hydrogen gas; he produced a portable system for generating hydrogen gas; he patented an apparatus for guiding balloons; and he made the first balloon ascension using natural gas as the lifting medium. Myers manufactured balloons for the U.S. Weather Bureau's rainmaking experiments and also supplied the United States Army Signal Corps (USASC) with twenty-one balloons for use in Spanish American War. Myers retired in 1910. The collection consists of 91 images of the following: balloons, airships, and aeronautical gear in various stages of construction and flight; interior and exterior views of the Carl Myers Balloon Farm; and a number of portraits taken of the family and visitors, including Thomas C. Benbow, a noted pioneering aeronaut. It also contains correspondence written by Myers to Professor Henry Allen (H.A.) Hazen, a meteorologist connected with the United States Signal Office, and one letter to George E. Curtis, head of the U.S. Weather Bureau.

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Creators:
Page, Phillips Ward, 1885-1917
Dates:
1911-1912
Size:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0037
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook on Phillips W. Page, which contains photographs and newspaper clippings on his career in 1911-1912.

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Creators:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961
Dates:
1887-1961
Size:
1 Cubic Feet (1 box and 2 scrapbooks)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains two scrapbooks and the personal papers of Dr. Paul Studenski, an early aviator who flew from 1910-1913. Born in St. Petersburg, Studenski studied law and medicine before earning the 292nd license from L'Aero Club de France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and exercised his prodigious flying skills as instructor, test pilot and exhibition pilot before retiring from flying to distinguish himself in the fields of economics and government service.

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Creators:
Beatty, George W., -1955
Dates:
1910-1955
bulk 1910-1912
Size:
0.63 Linear Feet
0.68 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box; 1 20 x 24 x 3 flatbox; 1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

George W. Beatty (-1955) was an Early Bird, aviator, and instructor.

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Creators:
Hegenberger, Alfred F.
Dates:
bulk 1895-1983
Size:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0039
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of biographical material on Albert F. Hegenberger, including photographs of his Hawaii flight and papers concerning his work with the development of instrument flying and aerial navigation.

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United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
1946
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0018
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one 10 by 8 inch black and white photograph, taken in 1946, of Paul Warfield Tibbets, Thomas Wilson Ferebee, and Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk, in uniform. The photograph is signed by all three in blue ink.

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Creators:
Wise, John, 1808-1879
Dates:
1850-1870
Size:
0.35 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2001.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The John and Charles Wise Ballooning Collection contains material related to American ballooning pioneer John Wise (1808-1870) and his son Charles.

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Dates:
1909-1925
Size:
0.24 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1202
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Photo album that, based on caption information, appears to have been created by Benson Russell Shaw. Photographs show various aircraft and notable figures in aviation, as well as aerial photographs and scenes taken inside the Wright Company factory in Dayton, Ohio and the Lawson Aircraft Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Dates:
bulk 1915-1918
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1184
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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 Yo...

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Dates:
bulk 1910
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1171
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a logbook entitled "Dresdener Wallfahrt 1910 - Wallfahrt des sächsischen ballon 'Graf Zeppelin', 27 u. 28 März 1910" ("Dresden Pilgrimage 1910 - Pilgrimage of the Saxon balloon 'Graf Zeppelin', March 27-28 1910"). The log contains entries (written in German Sütterlin script) written from 5:57 AM, March 27 to 3:23 AM, Mar...