Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection

About this collection

Lammot du Pont, Jr. (1909-1964) assembled a large collection of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and photographs relating to the history of aeronautics from the first balloon flights through the 1940s. The online collection primarily consists of photographs that depict subjects such as airplanes, balloons and dirigibles, seaplanes, male and female pilots, long-distance and round-the-world flights, airplane crashes, air races, flying instruction, and the Arctic schooner Effie M. Morrissey. Nearly all of the photographs are news service images, many accompanied by original caption information. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the catalog record.

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Lieutenant Wade's Plane Comes to Grief in Atlantic Hop
Text on verso: 'The photo shows the disabled drifting plane Boston which came to grief on the hop from the Orkney Islands, Scotland, to Reykjavik, Iceland, just after the destroyer Billingsley, first to the rescue had thrown it a tow rope. Lieut. Wade is shown in the cockpit of the plane, while Lieut. Ogden is on one of the pontoons to make the rope fast, a risky trick in the choppy waters of the North Atlantic.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Around the World in 22 Days (Graf Zeppelin)
Text on verso: 'Completing the first all air trip around the world, the Graf Zeppelin under the command of Hugo Eckener arrived over New York City this morning just as the first streaks of light were penetrating the gray dawn. The zeppelin left Lakehurst, NJ August 7th last and in a little over 22 days made the trip which will go down in history. The above photo was taken while the zep swung south over Manhattan Isle toward its destination, Lakehurst, NJ where it may remain for the next three days prior to sailing for Germany.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
French Airmen Rescued from Sahara
Text on verso: 'Hundreds were on hand to give a warm welcome to the three French aviators, Reginensi, Youge, and Lenier, who for six days wandered helplessly in the heart of the Sahara Desert after their plane had been forced down on a trans-African flight. Forced to ration their food and water, the fliers were exhausted when found by Col. Vuillemin, commander of the French Air Force in Africa. Above photo shows the three airmen as they were welcomed back at Le Bourget Field, Paris. Left to right: Roger Lenier, Jean Reginensi, holding his daughter; and Joseph Touge.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New York Cheers Flying Mollisons
Text on verso: 'Not even the hottest spell of the year could prevent enthusiastic New Yorkers from thronging the lower canyon of Broadway to acclaim Amy Johnson and Jim Mollison on their courageous flight from England to the United States. This was the scene during the triumphal procession to City Hall.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Japanese Prince Regent Inspects Flying Field
Text on verso: 'This is the latest picture of the Prince Regent of Japan taken when he was inspecting the Kasumigaura aviation post near Tokyo where British naval aviators are training the Jap[anese] airmen. The prince is standing in the center nearest the plane. Not the Englisman, known only as 'Master of Semphill' who stands just behing him.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aerial Hobo Makes Debut
Text on verso: 'The aerial hobo has appeared as a deluxe counterpart of his earthly contemporaries. In fact he is none other than a distinguished officer of the U.S. Army air service - Lieut. Frank E. Benedict who has departed from Clover Field, Santa Monica, CA., on a transcontinental round trip to Washington, DC, and return. Benedict will make the journey by 'bumming' rides with other army flyers who are making short trips from field to field along the line. His first ride, from Santa Monica to San Antonio, TX, is being made in a huge Martin bomber that happened to be going that way. He expects to take two months to make the round trip. The picture shows Benedict in the bomber just before starting.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aviator Changes from Motorboat to Plane
Text on verso: 'The forward march of the daredevil side of aviation seems to keep pace with the rapid strides of commercial and military flying. The latest thriller is a change from a speeding motorboat to an airplane via the rope ladder route. The stunt was successfully accomplished at Coronado Beach, Calif., by Floyd Parsons, who transferred from the speedboat, Miss San Diego, piloted by Delbert Boyce, to an airplane piloted by Frank Sheltz. This is said to be the first time such a feat has been successfully done. This picture shows Floyd Parsons (left) who made the change and Frank Sheltz, who flew the plane to which he transferred.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
George Palmer Putnam and David Binney Putnam with unidentified man on board the schooner, Effie M. Morrissey
Arctic expedition up the west cost of Greenland on the ship 'Effie M. Morrissey', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Round the World Plane to be Forced Down
Text on verso: 'The first round the world plane was forced down yesterday, March 19 at Cottonwood, Calif. because of engine trouble. The damage was not serious and after an hour's delay the machine was on its way again. (Photo shows the round the world plane piloted by Lt. Wade which was forced down at Cottonwood, Calif. The picture shows mechanic working on the radiator and repairing other slight damage.)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Graf Zeppelin in Japan
Text on verso: 'With an escort of three naval seaplanes the Graf Zeppelin appeared over Tokyo on the afternoon of August 19. Citizens of the Imperial Japanese Capital thronged the roofs and watched from every point of vantage.' (This photo was flown across the Pacific Ocean on the Graf Zeppelin and relayed east from Los Angeles to New York, beating the Graf on its trip eastward.), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A Wind-Drive Air Beacon
Text on verso: 'This beacon to guide air pilots at night has been erected near Alexandria, VA, and has been successfully developed, according to Maj. Clarence M. Young, director of aeronautics, Dept. of Commerce. The beacon practically maintains itself. Attention need be given it only once in six months. It is intended for remote places, especially on mountain tops where there is plenty of wind.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Flying schools - Embry Riddle
Text on verso: 'Transition work on these ships is included in the 50-hour course. In addition, Wacos powered with Whirlwind motors, and fitted with pontoons are also used in such training, as well as the Wasp-motored Flamingos, Cincinnati-made plane.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Missing Army Fliers Found After Five Months Search
Text on verso: 'Five months unrelenting search through the mountains of California and Arizona for Col. Francis Marshall and Lieut. Charles Webber, ended when their wrecked airplane and the bodies of the two men were found in densely wooded country on Cuyamaca Mountain, a short distance from San Diego. The army men left San Diego for Tucson, Ariz., early in December and were never heard from again. Ever since that time parties in airplanes, automobiles, and on foot have been combing the two states in search of the missing plane and the fliers. They were finally found by cattlemen. Webber was the pilot of the ship: Col. Marshall was riding as a passenger. (This picture shows a general view of the wreckage. The bodies were found at the spot indicated by cross.)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Armless Aviator Pilots Monoplane
Text on verso: 'A five-year record as a flyer without a single accident despite the fact that he had no arms is the amazing boast of Loxla G. Thornton, who is now at Clover Field, Calif., getting a new ship - a monoplane - ready for service. Thornton lost both arms in a railroad accident some years ago, so he has taken up aviation as a safer means of transportation and, despite having no hands and only half of one arm, has flown successfully for five years. An iron hook in place of one hand and the stump of the arm on the other are the sole means he has of manipulating the controls. The picture shows Thornton (on ground) with Kenneth W. Montee, who built the new plane.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
How U.S. Saved Locatelli, Italian Flier, from Water Grave - First and Exclusive Photoes
Text on verso: 'The story of Lieutenant Locatelli's rescue from the icy waters of the North Atlantic has already been received. These first and exclusive photos tell the story pictorially of his success in reaching Reykjavik, Iceland, with the American fliers, and his subsequent unsuccessful attempt to reach Greenland. This photo shows the Italian and American fliers together at Reykjavik shortly before the hop-off for Greenland. From left to right are Tullio Corsio, Italian pilot; John Harding Jr., American flier; Dr. Summers of the U.S.S. Richmond; Lieut. Erik Nelson, American flier; Antonio Locatelli, Italian flier, and Lieut. Lowell Smith, American flight commander, just before hop-off at Reykjavik Iceland. They are shown with a picture of the 'Belle of Iceland.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Crowds and Planes at the National Air Races
Text on verso: 'General view showing crowds and planes at the 1929 National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition at Cleveland.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Photos New Zeppelin ZR-3 Trial Flight in Germany - Soon to Sail for US
Text on verso: 'The dirigible ZR 3 built by the Zeppelin Company in Germany for America, made its trial trip over Lake Constance, Germany a few days ago. This proved satisfactory and the great vessel will leave for America shortly. The craft is equipped with luxurious sleeping and dining accommodations and shower baths. It is intended to use her for commercial purposes only, and she may be placed in regular trans-Atlantic service. This photo shows the ZR 3 as she returned from the trip. A heavy rainstorm took place during the trip and the foward cabin shipped large amount of water which is shown pouring out as the ship comes in.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
North Pole by Air This Time, Admiral?
Text on verso: 'The U.S. Navy is making plans to carry on the work of Rear Admiral Robert Peary, U.S. Navy, discoverer of the North Pole, with an air expedition to the North Pole this coming summer. The famous discoverer was one of the first to forsee the possibilities of polar exploration by aircraft. This unusual photo shows Rear Admiral Robert Peary, noted explorer and discoverer of the North Pole, donning aviator's suit ready for flight in U.S. navy seaplane.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Remarkable Air View of Uncle Sam's Giant Airships During Aerial Circus
Text on verso: 'This unusual air view taken during the aerial circus over the Navy flying field at Lakehurst, NJ on Saturday, May 31st, witnessed by more than 100,000 spectators shows the giant Shenandoah attached to its mooring mast in the foreground, the non-rigid airship J-1 in the background and the Lakehurst Hangar.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Science Moves Onward
Text on verso: 'The largest propeller ever seen in the southwest arrived at California Institute of Technology, April 3rd, to be introduced in the huge test tunnel of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory. It measures 14 feet, 11 inches from tip to tip, has 4 blades, is driven by a 1,000 HP motor and provides a wind draft equal to a speed of 225 MPH. Photo shows, left to right: C. S. Story, Dr. H. L. Klein, Dr. Theodore Von Karman, and N. B. Moore, with the propeller.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Amelia Earhart in cockpit of Beech Nut autogyro
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sailors Saluting
[Round the world pilots?], [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
United States Naval Air Scouts maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea
Text on verso: 'The U.S. Naval Air Scouts, shown above, operating with the surface fleet in the winter maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea, anchored off Haiti after their annual migration to southern waters.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Secretary Wilbur Arrives in S.F. [San Francisco] with Pacific Fleet
Text on verso: 'Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur, arrived in San Francisco today, September 4, on board the U.S.S. California. The Pacific fleet arrived at San Francisco after manouvers between Seattle and this port. Photo shows seaplane on the U.S.S. Tennessee being shot out by catapult.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Coste and Bellonte in New York After Dallas Hop
Text on verso: 'Photo shows Capt. D. Coste and Maurice Bellonte, receiving the congratulations of one of their admirers, at Curtiss Airport, Long Island, as they returned after successfully completing their flight to Dallas, Texas, for prize of $25,000 offered by Col. W. Easterwood, of Texas.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lockheed P-38C Lightning fighter aircraft
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Start of the Gordon Bennett Balloon Race
Text on verso: 'A group of American competitors photographed before the start of the Gordon Bennett Balloon Race from Antwerp. Left to right: J. A. Boettner, H. W. Maxon, Healy, Captain H. C. Gray, W. W. Morton, W. J. Van Orman', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Graf Zeppelin in Japan
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Writing His Name on the World
Text on verso: 'That's just what Dr. Hugo Eckener is doing during the reception for the Graf crew and their passengers at City Hall. Dr. Finley of NY is seen holding the globe, with map of the world on as Dr. Eckener signs. On the right of them may be seen Lady Hay and Mayor Walker.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fuller Pinning Medal on Earhart
Text on verso: 'Governor Alvan T. Fuller pinning medal on Miss Amelia Earhart on steps of Massachusetts State House. Governor Fuller's son Peter in foreground.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
As They Arrived Back in Civilization
Text on verso: 'Photo shows Maj. Frederick Martin, world flight commander and his mechanic, Sergt. Harvey, as they appeared, ragged, dirty and careworn on their arrival at Port Moller, Alaska, May 10th, after ten days wandering in the wilderness along the Alaskan peninsula as the result of the crashing of their plane against a mountain.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Atlantic Airmen Take Off at Dawn on Return Flight to America
Text on verso: 'Harry Richman and Dick Merrill, the American airmen, took off at three o'clock in the morning from Southport (Lancashire) sands in their plane 'Lady Peace' for their return flight across the Atlantic to New York. Photo shows: Harry Richman seen in the open window of the 'Lady Peace' at the exact moment of starting.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss C-46 Commando transport aircraft
Text on verso: 'The C-46 Commando, largest twin-engine air transport in world, which serves war fronts in large numbers. This plane carries early U.S. insignia The Commando's cargo capacity is as large as a box car.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
French Aviatrix Becomes Chevalier of Legion of Honor
Text on verso: 'Mlle. Bolland, daring French aviatrix, who prides herself on being able to do any 'stunt' her male companions are capable of performing, is shown in the photo. Mlle. Bolland has just been made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in recognition of her aeronautic prowess.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Plane in Air Caravan Arrives at the Capital City
Text on verso: 'Photo shows - the first caravan of six planes arrived in Washington today. Photo shows - Major H. C. Davidson, Miss Ruth Nichols, Society Aviatrix, who will start her tour of 40 cities tomorrow with her pilot Robert C. Oertel.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Assembling ZR-I airship, USS Shenandoah, at Lakehurst Naval Air Station
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Carried Six to Death, Injured Eight
Text on verso: 'The broken fueselage of a tri-motored plane after it had crashed at Neodesha, Kansas, carrying six to death and injuring eight. The ship was carrying the Winnipeg Toilers, championship basketball team of Canada, home after an international meet at Tulsa, Okla.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Louise Thaden Wins Air Derby
Text on verso: 'Still in the lead of the Women's Transcontinental Air Derby, Mrs. Louise McPhetridge Thaden of Pittsburgh, PA, appeared over the Cleveland Municipal Airport at 2:14 p.m., Aug. 26th, completing the last leg of the Santa Monica to Cleveland Women's Air Derby. Mrs. Thaden piloted a Whirlwind Travelair and won her victory by an hour - although time has to be checked by the judges. Telephoned picture shows Clifford Henderson, main director of the National Air Races, congratulating Mrs. Thaden as she arrived in Cleveland - the winner of the air derby.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Famous French Ace Has Narrow Escape from Burning Plane!
Text on verso: 'Pelletier D'Oisy, French long distance aviator, after hopping off with a companion on an attempt to reach Karachi, India on June 14th, found his plane nosing downard at Le Bourget Field, and in a few minutes the plane crashed to earth. The two aviators leaped from the cockpit unhurt. The 5,000 liters of gasoline carried for the flight quickly destroyed the plane when an explosion ignited it. (Photo shows Capt. Pelletier)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
World's Largest Airship Makes First Successful Flight!
Text on verso: 'The ZR-1, new American queen of the air, made her first successful flight at Lakehurst, NJ last evening, Sept. 4th. Photo shows its crew getting the airship ready for its flight outside its hangar at Lakehurst, NJ.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Boeing XB-15 bomber aircraft
Text on verso: 'Sometimes called the Super Fortress, this Titan of the air had a wing spread 45 feet greater than the Y1B-17. The XB-15 weighed 13 tons more, was 20 feet longer and three feet higher. Because of its extreme weight (35 tons) the XB-15 was equipped with double-truck landing gear having four huge tires. This airplane was so big each of the four 1000 twin-row Pratt & Whitney engines would be reached during flight by mechanics who crawled to the engines through the great wings. The most modern devices for the aid of flight and navigation were incorporated; full radio equipment, automatic pilot, de-icers for the wings and wing-flaps to reduce the landing speed. (wing span 150 ft.; length about 90ft.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Auto Men Killed in Plane Crash
Text on verso: 'Wendell Pavey, well known auto dealer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and J.L. Bovis of Hamilton, Ohio, were instantly killed when the plane piloted by Bovis, in which they were flying to Akron, Ohio, to attend a golf meet, crashed in a field before they had proceeded a mile and a half on their way after taking off from Cincinnati early August 8th. A heavy fog was blamed for the crash. Photo shows the wreckage of the plane in which Pavey and Bovis died.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hero Fliers Return
Text on verso: 'The crew of the navy seaplane PN9-1 having been lost at sea for 9 days and finally picked up by the submarine P4 were given a fitting welcome upon their return to S. F. today aboard the U.S.S. Idaho. Photo shows from left to right former Sen. James D. Phelan, H. Clay Miller, Commander John Rodgers, Supervisor Rossi and Charles W. Fay.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Amelia Earhart and Mrs. Frederick Guest
Text on verso: Photo shows, left to right, Miss Amelia Earhart shaking hands with Mrs. Frederick Guest [Amy Phipps Guest], backer of Miss Earhart's flight to Europe, while Commander Byrd looks on, aboard the S.S. Homeric, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dornier biplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Col. Lindbergh Speaking to Wounded Veterans at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington
Text on verso: 'Col. Charles A. Lindbergh made a special trip to Walter Reed Hospital today and spoke to the many wounded veterans confined there.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Saved by Airplane
Text on verso: 'After living for six weeks on nothing but frozen potatoes and beans, the eight men and one woman marooned on South Fox Island in northern Lake Michigan are enjoying their square meal. The third plane to reach the island carried additional supplies and succeeded in taking off Frank J. Parker whose ship was wrecked when he attempted to land. Left to right: Ed Morro, Louis Boudette, Howard Smith, Joe Ramsey, John Garney, Alfred Clark and Lieut. _ Hamilton, pilot of plane who brought food and rescued Parker.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Planes Establish Air Transfer Point
Text on verso: 'Photo shows - just as contact was established over Mitchel Field, Long Island where tests were made. Contact with another plane while flying at a speed of 65 miles an hour was made eight times over Mitchel Field, Long Island when Lawrence B. Sperry conducted tests. Experiment was to achieve close proximity between a given point on one plane and a given point on another, the idea being to prove whether messages or fuel could be passed from one machine to the other while in flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lieutenant Milton Elliot
Text on verso: 'Lieut. Milton Elliott killed by plane fall in Calif.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Crowds Greet Gallant Naval Flyers
Text on verso: 'Just a small proportion of Honolulu residents who turned out to greet gallant naval flyers when they landed in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, after a epochal flight from San Francisco Bay. Comm. McGinnis is seen talking over a national radio hookup with other flight officers in the background.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lieut. Wade's Disabled Plane Brought Alongside Cruiser Richmond in North Atlantic
Text on verso: 'This EXCLUSIVE PHOTO shows Lieutenant Leigh Wade's disabled plane, the 'Boston' being brought alongside the cruiser Richmond after being towed to the larger ship by the destroyer Billingsley. Our photo shows one of the plane's crew on the pontoon prepared to keep the plane from smashing into the ship. Shortly after, the Richmond tried to lift the plane on board. It was then that the tackle broke, the Boston falling back into the water and being smashed so badly that it had to be destroyed.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Experimental Navy airship, K-1, over the USS Louisville
Text on verso: 'A U.S. Navy blimp hovering over the U.S.S. Louisville watched the procession of 96 ships as they passed through New York Harbor and up the Hudson in the greatest demonstration of American Naval might ever staged.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lindbergh at Tomb of Unknown Soldier
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A Modern Airplane Field in India
Text on verso: 'A view of the modern airship shed, at Karachi, India which is to be used in the airship service between England and India. This was made as the port was officially completed by the insertion of the final bolt, in the structure. It is in this town that the all-India congress is being held.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pilot Elinor Smith being greeted by her mother
Text on verso: 'While their sons and daughters occupy the public eye, mothers of famous personages are, for the most part, content to rest in comparative obscurity. Only when honors are bestowed upon their children by a worshipping public do they share the spotlight -- and even then they seek the background. Their happiness is complete in the acclaim accorded their loved ones and almost always those whose children have achieved the greatest heights, are the most retiring. Photo shows: Elinor Smith, noted girl flier and former holder of the endurance and altitude records for women, with her mother greeting her, as she alighted at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, after setting her endurance record.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
French Fliers Feted at Louisville
Text on verso: 'Photo shows - l to r: Dieudonne Coste, Mayor W. B. Harrisson of Louisville, and Maurice Bellonte at Louisville, KY, where the French fliers received a reception. After making a non-strop flight from New York to Dallas, they stopped to rest at Louisville on the return trip to the east.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
French Fliers Go to Washington, D.C.
Text on verso: 'Autograph hounds swamped Coste at Valley Stream, L.I. before he and Bellonte flew to Washington, for Hoover greeting.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
200,000 Watch Gordon Bennett Balloon Races
Text on verso: 'Led by the city of Detroit, six balloons tonight were floating northeast over Lake Erie after being cheered by 200,000 as they took off from Cleveland Airport late today in the nineteenth Gordon Bennett International Balloon Races. The City of Detroit was the first to take off. Pilots flying the foreign entries said they expected the race to follow a general northeasterly direction and end in the province of Ontario or in Labrador. They expected to travel between 600 and 800 miles and remain the air until Wednesday.' Photo #1 - shows the Gordon Bennett balloon entries just before takeoff today at Cleveland, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
David Binney Putnam and unidentified boy photographed during Greenland expedition
Arctic expedition up the west coast of Greenland on the ship 'Effie M. Morrissey', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
After Waitkus Crashed in Ireland
Text on verso: 'After successfully crossing the Atlantic and after completing 3,000 miles of his proposed 3,800-mile flight, Lieut. Felix Waitkus, U.S. airman, was forced down by lack of gas and crashed in a field near Ballinrobe, County Mayor, Irish free state. Lieut. Waitkus, a Lithuanian by birth, was attempting a long-distance record flight from New York to Lithuania and had been flying blind for the greater part of his 22 hours in the air. Waitkus was uninjured in the crash. The above photo shows the wreckage of the plane.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Parade in honor of Charles Lindbergh in unidentified city
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Shenandoah Tests Mooring Tower
Text on verso: 'Photo shows the former giant dirigible ZR-1 now christiened the Shenandoah, as she looked today Nov. 11th made fast to her mooring tower at Lakehurst, NJ. After the giant of the air was made fast, a walk was stretched from bow to the mooring tower to enable the crew to transport supplies and men to her cabins. This is the first time the ship has been tied to her mooring.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First and Exclusive Photograph of the Largest Zeppelin in World, Being Delivered to England Built to Bomb America (L-71 X Class Super Zeppelin)
Text on verso: 'The greatest Zeppelin ever constructed, the L-71 built in 1918 by the Germans, to bomb America, is surrendered to England. The L-71 has a cruising radius of 12,000 miles and speed of 100 miles per hour. This giant Zeppelin is now in Pulham Airdrome, using the place of the R-38. All marks of identification were painted over with black paint. The photo shows the L-71, greatest of Zeppelins as she looked coming down.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Arrived in New York Aboard the DO-X
Text on verso: 'Lieut. Clarence H. Schildhauer, former flying ace of the United States Navy, shown speaking into the microphones after he landed at the battery when the giant Dornier Flying Boat DO-X arrived in New York City, August 27th.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pilot Jean Assolant
Text on verso: 'Pilot Jean Assolant bidding goodbye to his bride of a few days just before he took the French monoplane 'Yellow Bird' on trans Atlantic flight from Old Orchard Beach, ME, for France.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Albatros D.XI fighter biplane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
South American Plane Crash in Which Five Died
Text on verso: 'Five persons were killed and five seriously injured when this Pan-American Grace airliner San Pedro, plunged into the shallow waters of Lake Mar Chiquita, in the Argentine republic recently. By a strange coincidence the pilot, among the fatalities, bore the name Charles Lindenberg. Co-pilot Samuel Eiseman, radio operator William Raley, P. Veeder and Senora Milla de Martinez were among the others who met their death. It is believe the pilot mistook the lake for another fog-bank and descended to penetrate it. Horse had to swim several miles across the lake to carry the first rescuers to the destroyed plane.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Round-the-World Planes Bound North on Their Way to Eugene, Oregon
Text on verso: 'Two of the squadron of United States planes which started from Los Angeles last week on what it is hoped wil be an epoch-making flight are shown flying over Northern California on the second stage of their 30,000 mile journey around the world.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wins Miami to Cleveland Air Derby
Text on verso: 'The above photo shows George E. Halsey of Kansas City (MO), winner of the Miami to Cleveland Air Derby as he arrived at the Cleveland Airport this afternoon.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Thousands Mourn at Post Bier in State Capitol
Text on verso: 'A military guard of honor flanking the casket containing the body of Wiley Post, as it lay in state at the state capitol, in Oklahoma City, where thousands filed past to pay last respects to the greatest flier. Planes flew overhead dropping blossoms and crepe streamers as part of the unprecedented funeral rites, attended by Oklahoma's most prominent citizens, including the governor.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
200,000 Watch Gordon Bennett Balloon Races
Text on verso: 'Led by the city of Detroit, six balloons tonight were floating northeast over Lake Erie after being cheered by 200,000 as they took off from Cleveland Airport late today in the nineteenth Gordon Bennett International Balloon Races. The City of Detroit was the first to take off. Pilots flying the foreign entries said they expected the race to follow a general northeasterly direction and end in the province of Ontario or in Labrador. They expected to travel between 600 and 800 miles and remain the air until Wednesday.' Photo #2 - Shows the U. S. Navy balloon entered as the city of Detroit which was the first to take off, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Moment After Army Bomber Crashed at Langley Field, VA
Text on verso: 'Langley Field, Va. - This dramatic picture was taken a few seconds after this giant bomber crashed after taking off at Langley Field, Va., Aug. 11th killing nine men.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Le Chateau Royal de Versailles du Cote de la Grande Avenue de Paris
Balloon over city (in French), Versailles, 1784, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. aeronautical collection (Accession 1971.MSS.0676), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
2 Flyers Missing in Austrialian Hop
Text on verso: 'The waters of Timor Sea or the wild uninhabited shores of Northwestern Australia, on May 20th, cloaked the whereabouts of two English aviators, Flight Lieutenant J. Moir and flying officer H. Owen. The two flyers left Bima, Sumbawa, Dutch East Indies, May 18th, for Fort Darwin, and were not reported from afterward. A searching plane covering four hundred miles of the Australian coast failed to locate them. They took off from England March 18th. (Photo shows Flight Lieutenant J. Moir and flying officer H. Owen, reported missing on Australian hop.)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Capt. Fonck and Associates Fly to Washington in New Plane for Proposed New York-Paris Flight.
Text on verso: 'Capt. Rene Fonck (left) Igor Sikorsky and Lieut. Lawrence W. Curtin, snapped as they arrived in the National Capital in the plane Ville de Paris with which they will attempt a New York to Paris flight late this month. Sikorsky is the designer of the plane while Lieut. Curtin will be navigator and co-pilot on the trans-oceanic flight with Fonck.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Round-World Fliers Back in America - First and Exclusive Photos
Text on verso: 'This first and exclusive photo shows the American round-world planes reaching American waters once again for the first time since they took off from the Alaskan peninsula. They are shown landing at Ice Tickle Labrador.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New Helicopter Breaks Flight Record
Text on verso: 'Photo shows a new helicopter invented by the Spanish engineer Don Juan Dela Cierva and called the autogiro, while it was being tried out recently at the Cuatro Vientos Airdrome in France when it made the record breaking flight of eight minutes. The machine looks like an ordinary plane but has a huge four bladed propeller place horizontally above the body of the plane. This propeller is not connected to the motor but is worked by the action of the wind produced by the forward speed of the plane. Stability is assured by the fact that each blade can be warped independently and tests proved that the helicopter can travel at high speed or remain in the air almost stationary.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Biggest Light Plane Contest Ever Held
Text on verso: 'The first International Challenge Tour for Light Planes, the biggest light plane contest ever held, started from Orly, near Paris yesterday (Wed). After preliminary tests for folding, weight, engine-starting, etc., the competitors set off on a tour of Europe, covering a distance of nearly four thousand miles, as far east as Bucharest and as far north as Hamburg. Photo shows one of the competing machines going through the weighing test.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Closeup of Lindbergh Laying Wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
ZMC-2 First All-Metal Dirigible Flies Safely!
Text on verso: 'The ZMC-2, America's first all-metal dirigible airship landed at Grosse Ile, Airport Detroit (Mich.) last night after its initial flight test. The big metal ship, piloted by Captain William C. Kepner, one of the country's leading balloonists remained aloft for forty-nine minutes. In addition to the pilot the passenger car carried four other persons. They were Art. J. Schlosser, Ed. J. Hill, Joe Bishop, asst. pilot and Carl Fritche. Naval air experts from Washington witnessed the test but did not go up in the metal craft. They will witness further tests at Detroit and then will take the airship to the Lakehurst Naval Air Station where it will be officially turned over to the United States Navy. The first of its kind ever built, the ZMC-2 is an experimental ship, built to test out the designer's belief that a dirigible constructed entirely of metal is flight-worthy, more durable and less subject to hazards than the ordinary dirigible of fabric, such as the Graf Zeppelin and the big naval dirigible, Los Angeles. The ship is 150 feet in length over-all and is 50 feet in diameter. Its metal skin has a gas capacity of 200,000 cubic feet. Helium gas, which is non-inflamable, is used instead of the hydrogen used by the Graf Zeppelin. The ship is powered by two Wright Whirlwind motors of 225-horsepower each and is expected to develop a speed of 62 miles and hour.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
When Mattern Arrived in Oslo
Text on verso: 'After being forced down at Jomfruland, a lonely island off the coast of Norway, Jimmy Mattern, American flyer now over the Pacific Ocean enroute to Nome, Alaska, on his round-the-world flight, flew his battered plane to Oslo, Norway, to refuel and make minor repairs. This photo shows Mattern surrounded by residents beside his plane at Oslo as he came down.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Start of Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race
Text on verso: 'While judges and contestants are still wrangling over the winning of the Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race, this photo, just received from Europe, shows the start of the race from Brussels, Belgium. An American entrant landed on the deck of a steamer at sea. A British entrant, the 'Elsie,' (second from right) was run into by a train and destroyed after making a forced landing near Etales, France.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Girl Makes Trans-Atlantic Flight
Text on verso: 'The above is a hitherto unpublished photo of the 'Friendship', in which Miss Amelia Earhart, Wilmer Stultz, and Lou Gordon successfully crossed the Atlantic from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, to Durry Port, Wales. The photo was taken during test flights a few days before the hop off, and was presented to a Chicagoan by Miss Earhart, whose autograph appears on it.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Louise Thaden Wins Women's Air Derby
Text on verso: 'Mrs. Louise McPhetridge Thaden of Pittsburgh (PA) stepped from her Travelair plane at Cleveland Airport this afternoon, the winner of the Women's Air Derby from Santa Monica (CA). Mrs. Thaden's actual flying time for the entire race was 20 hours 19 minutes and 2 seconds. (Photo shows Louise Thaden as she landed at Cleveland Airport.)', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane
Text on verso: 'Curtis (P-40) Warhawk excells its predecessors which have already...history in China, Libya, and Russia. Having a speed within the...this Allison powered fighter is equipped with a Curtiss propeller...of carrying an effective bomb load for attacks against tanks, (a de)vastating array of machine guns with which to clear the air of ..r fighting aircraft.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mollisons Over the Atlantic
Text on verso: 'With the advent of favourable weather conditions, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mollison took off from Pendine sands, Carmarthenshire, at the beginning of their record breaking 12,000 miles long-distrance flight. They are heading across the Atlantic for New York. Photo shows Mr. and Mrs. Mollison's plane 'Seafarer' leaving the English coast.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Two US Navy Aviators Will Compete for Coveted Cup in Great International Air Race Over England New Month
Text on verso: 'Photo shows Lieut. F. W. Wead, US navy aviator who with A. W. Gorton, another US navy aviator will compete for the Schneider Cup in the Great International Air Race to be held over England next month. Officials at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where this photo was taken believe that they will have a good chance of winning the cup offered by the French steel manufacturer.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Col. Lindbergh Is Guest at 'Aviation' Breakfast
Text on verso: 'A general view of the breakfast given in honor of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, at the Mayflower Hotel by the National Aeronautic Association in Washington today. Col. Lindbergh can be seen at the guest table on the left.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Escapes Death Twice in Three Days
Text on verso: 'The wreckage of Walter Hunter's Travelair at the National Air Races Sept. 6th. Hunter, testing his ship for the Thompson Trophy Race, had to abandon the plane when 150 feet off the ground as a gasoline line burst. The exhaust ignited the leaking gas and Hunter was severely burned. It was Hunter's second escape from death in three days. Flying the Bendix Derby Sept. 4th Hunter brought his plane down at Terre Haute, Ind., in a mass of flames.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Amelia Earhart department store display
Department store display celebrating Amelia Earhart's 1928 transatlantic flight, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Italy Celebrates Air Force Founding
Text on verso: 'With high government officials in attendance, including Premier Benito Mussolini, a celebration was held recently marking the eleventh anniversary of the founding of the aeronautical branch of the Italian army. The planes are shown above lines up at Centocelle(?) Field, during the review.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Green Flash
Text on verso: 'The 'Green Flash' after its landing at the beach at Old Orchard, ME, from where its crew, Roger Williams and Lewis A. Yancey plan to hop off on a flight to Rome.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mollisons Over the Atlantic
Text on verso: 'With the advent of favourable weather conditions, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mollison took off from Pendine sands, Carmarthenshire, at the beginning of their record breaking 12,000 miles long-distrance flight. They are heading across the Atlantic for New York. Photo shows Mr. and Mrs. Mollison taking off in 'Seafarer' from Pendine sands.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aviator Sergeants at --neola
From front of photo: 'C. Tiffany, C.E. Tronbridge, T.E. Tillinghast, T.H. Webb (seated), J.A. Richards, W.P. Jacob, H.P. Trainer, L.C. Snow, C.F. Smythe', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
David Binney Putnam and Dorothy Binney Putnam on board the schooner, Effie M. Morrissey
Arctic expedition up the west coast of Greenland on the ship 'Effie M. Morrissey', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Will Attempt Flight to North Pole
Text on verso: 'Grettir Algarsson of British Colmbia, Canada, expects to leave Liverpool, England in May on an attempt to reach the North Pole by airplane. He will sail by boat to Spitzbergen, drift into the ice pack and take off by plane for the Pole. Photo shows Algarsson (left) examing a sleeping bag on board his boat at Liverpool.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Amelia Earhart and George Palmer Putnam
Text on verso: 1929 Desoto, George A. Putnam & Amelia Earhart Putnam, (W.F. DuP[ont]), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lady Mary Heath Near Death
Text on verso: 'Lady Mary Heath, noted British flyer, is near death as result of a plane crash in which she was flying went through a factory roof near the Great Lakes Aircraft Corp. Field at Cleveland. Photo shows the remains of the plane being removed.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
When Graf Zeppelin Landed in Japan
Text on verso: 'The above photo, rushed to Chicago from Tokyo in only four and a half days, by means of the Graf Zeppelin and the U. S. Airmail, shows the giant dirigible on its arrival at the Kasumigaura Naval Air Station in Japan August 19, completing the second leg of its epochal globe-circling flight.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
David Binney Putnam at bow of the schooner, Effie M. Morrissey
Arctic expedition up the west coast of Greenland on the ship 'Effie M. Morrissey', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A Flying Telephone Booth!
Text on verso: 'Photo shows the Fairchild cabin monoplane, from which engineers of the Bell Laboratories, recently conducted successful tests of a new means of plane ground telephone inter-communication. Newspapermen aloft in the ship talked by means of radio to an ordinary telephone central exchange and thence over the usual land lines to their offices. Projecting upright from the fuselage is the radio antenna.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Biggest Plane in the Tour
Text on verso: 'Among the nearly two score planes in the fifth annual national air tour, this is the largest. It is a giant Curtiss-Condor. The planes took off from Detroit, Oct. 5.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Returned Naval Aviators & Families
Text on verso: 'Dorothy Flowerton, Mrs. Farrell, Lt. Farrell, Lt. Kloor, Mrs. Minton, Lt. Hinton', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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