Events, 1908, Fort Myer (VA), Wright (Co) Type A Military Trials; Claudy, Carl H., Jr.. [photograph]
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957
Claudy, Carl H. Jr
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.
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.
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).