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Creator:
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Names:
United States. National Bureau of Standards  Search this
Meggers, William F., 1888-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.34 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Aerial Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one photograph album and glass plates consisting of aerial photography of Washington D.C., 1918. There are also shots of the pilots and the aircraft.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. William F. Meggers ( 1888 - 1966) was a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). In 1918, Meggers conducted a NBS research project on sensitizing glass plates and the effectiveness of certain aerial cameras. The glass plates were aerial shots of the Washington, D.C. area taken from a Fairchild aircraft. The flights were made from Bolling Field and a field near Port Comfort, Virginia. The results from Meggers' study were published in 'The Journal of the Optical Society of American,' 1920.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William Meggers, gift, 1967, XXXX-0280, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Aerial photography  Search this
Aerial photography -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0280
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0280