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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection 1906-1910

Creator:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Baldwin, Thomas
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Wright Flyer Army Trials
Physical description:
1.95 cubic feet (1 legal document box) (2 flatboxes) (13 clamshells)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Fort Myer, Vir
Date:
1906
1906-1910
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
U.S. Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon
Airships
Balloons
Kites
Research aircraft
Local number:
XXXX-0549
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Notes:
Carl H. Claudy (1879-1957) was a journalist for the New York Herald and author of a number of books relating to photography and to aviation, including First Book of Photography: A Primer of Theory and Prize Winners' Book of Model Airplanes. During the early 1900s, Claudy photographed many important aeronautical events such as Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite experiments and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia
Summary:
This collection consists of nearly 250 glass plates, several folders of prints and two boxes of glass plate envelopes affixed with small prints of the image formerly contained within them. The subject matter of the photography is primarily concerned with Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral experiments of 1906, flights of the Thomas Baldwin dirigible and the United States Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon (1908) and the Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908 and 1909)
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials; Claudy, Carl H., Jr.. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Subject:
Claudy, Carl H. Jr
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-100575
Summary:
Small boy Carl H. Claudy, Jr. (son of the photographer, Carl H. Claudy, Sr.) in foreground, back to camera, watches the Wright Military Flyer in flight in the distance during Army Trials at Fort Myer, Virginia, 1908
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Carl H. Claudy
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-50E
Summary:
[One-half right front view from almost directly below of Flyer in flight]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-35E
Summary:
[head-on view from distance, on ground, buildings in background]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-41E
Summary:
[View from below of Flyer in flight directly overhead]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-43E
Summary:
[One-half right front view from below of Flyer in flight.]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-44E
Summary:
[Long right side view from almost directly below of Flyer in flight]
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Events, 1909, Fort Myer (Va), Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) Trials; Hare, James H. "Jimmy". [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Subject:
Hare, James
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military
Cameras
Aeronautics
Local number:
NASM-9A00232-X
Summary:
Photographers wait with their cameras at the Wright Military Flyer Army Trials, Fort Myer, Virginia, July 1909. Third man from right, wearing soft cap, is James H. "Jimmy" Hare, of Collier's Weekly
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-10E
Summary:
[Three-quarter left front view from below of Flyer in flight]Three quarter right rear view from below of a Wright flyer in flight over Fort Myer, 1908
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-8E
Summary:
[Long right side view from below of Flyer in flight, banking slightly to the left, Ft Myer bldgs in background, pieces of lumber in foreground]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-11E
Summary:
[Long one-quarter rear right side view from below of Flyer in flight, treeline at right, bldgs at left background.]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-12E
Summary:
[Crisp long right side view from below and slightly forward of Flyer in flight; long sheds in background.]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-13E
Summary:
[Long right side view from slightly forward of Flyer in low-level flight; bldgs of Ft Myer in background.]
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Events, 1909, Fort Myer (Va), Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-14E
Summary:
[Long one-quarter front right side view of Flyer in flight, treeline at bottom.]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-15E
Summary:
[Head-on view from below and slightly to the right of Flyer in flight; close view of Ft Myer bldgs in background.]
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Events, 1909, Fort Myer (Va), Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-16E
Summary:
[photo list I] Flying low was thought to be safe in 1908 & 1909]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-17E
Summary:
[Medium one-quarter rear right side view of Flyer in flight (blurred by speed), banking to left, away from camera; Ft. Myer bldgs at left background]
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Events, 1909, Fort Myer (Va), Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-18E
Summary:
[Distant one-half left rear view of Flyer in flight; small stand of trees in center foreground.]
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-20E
Summary:
[Distant one-half right rear view of Flyer in flight, Ft. Myer bldgs in background.]Distant view of Wright Flyer in flight. Buildings of Fort Myer visible in background
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Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials. [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-36E
Summary:
[One-half right front view from below of Flyer in flight; numerous dust specks.]
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