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Creators:
Hollond, Robert
Carruthers, John Franklin Bruce, 1889-1960
Upcott, William, 1779-1845
Dates:
1783-1840
Size:
3 Volumes (445 pages , ill. (some col.), ports., 53 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-RR.TL620.A1U65
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
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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:
Mix, Edgar W., 1866-1911
Dates:
1900-1910
Size:
3.77 Cubic feet ((13 shoeboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0052
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 38 cases of glass slides taken by Edgar Mix. The slides reflect aeronautical themes, both lighter- and heavier-than-air subjects from the early 1900s. Subjects photographed by Mix include the Grand Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne (Reims, France), Camp d'Auvours and various aeronautical events taking place in the vicin...

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Creators:
Stevens, Albert Leo, 1873-1944
Dates:
1900-1915
Size:
0.52 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (1 shoebox) (1 small shoebox))
0.89 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0039
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 37 glass negatives, 22 glass lantern slides, and 4 transparencies depicting the life and career of Stevens, circa 1900-1915. There are also corresponding negatives and contact prints for these 63 images.

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Creators:
Lowe, Thaddeus S. C.
Dates:
bulk 1862-1895
1862-1965
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Thaddeus S. C. Lowe Family Photographs Collection contains material from the post-Civil War activities of aeronaut Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, his wife, Leontine Augustine Gachon Lowe, and their family.

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Dates:
1857
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 quarter-plate ambrotype)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0617
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This quarter-plate ambrotype made by an unknown photographer shows the balloon ascension by John Steiner at Erie, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 1857.

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

On March 27 and 28, 1910, sisters Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse of Meisen, Germany made an ascent in the "Graf Zeppelin" balloon that was piloted by Karl Hackstetter. This collection consists of a logbook and three letters written by the Grosse sisters to Hackstetter.

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Creators:
Hazen, Henry Allen, 1849-1900
Moore, Alfred Edward
Dates:
1886-1887
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two letters from Henry Allen Hazen to Alfred Edward Moore as well as two news clippings.

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Dates:
bulk 1910
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0157
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection includes two photographs on postcards. The first is of Wellman-Vaniman airship America. The second shows (left to right) Murray Simon (?) - navigator; Walter Wellman - explorer and journalist; Melvin Vaniman - designer of America and chief engineer on flight over Atlantic; Jack Irwin - radio operator on America; and Frederic Aubert ...

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Dates:
1911-1944
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0650
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains examples of pilot's licenses that were issued in the early 20th century. It includes licenses from various nations such as France, Italy, Canada and the United States.

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