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Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-90S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365477

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-92S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365479

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-89S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364240

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-93S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365480

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-106S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364224

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-102S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365348

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-96S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365483

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-91S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365478

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-94S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365481

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-95S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365482

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-101S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365347

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-97S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365484

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-98S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365485

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890-1910
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-103S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365349

Bell (Alexander Graham) Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907). [photograph]

Photographer:
Claudy, C. H (Carl Harry) 1879-1957  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890-1910
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Kites  Search this
Local number:
NASM-Claudy-104S
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365350

Early Aeronautical New clippings (Alexander Graham Bell) Collection

Creator:
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Extent:
18.53 Cubic Feet (17 records center boxes; 1 11x17x3 flatbox)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Date:
1906-1911
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of newspaper clippings gather by Dr Bell during the early years of aviation. The material, gathered from American, British, French, German, and other papers, covers a variety of subjects from balloon and airship ascents, air shows, races, and record flights, to accidents, technological developments, and applications.
Biographical / Historical:
Although best known as the inventor of the telephone, Dr Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) expressed an interest in a wide range of activities, including aviation. By the turn of the 19th/20th century he was experimenting with kites and kite structures, including his famous tetrahedral kite 'Cygnus', which carried a man aloft in 1907 and was intended to be fitted with a motor. Bell supported the experiments of Samuel Langley from 1891 on and had some influence in obtaining War Department funding for Langley's aeronautical work. After the successful flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903 he formed, with Glenn H. Curtiss, F.W. Baldwin, J.A.D. McCurdy, and Lt. T. Selfridge, the Aerial Experimental Association, which experimented with a number of flying machines before the founders dissolved the group in 1909. Bell's contributions to aeronautics are reflected in his being issue nine patents for various advances in 'aerial vehicles', 'flying machines', and so on.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No Donor Information, XXXX-0086, unknown
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0086
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0086

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Studenski, Paul, 1887-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Paul Studenski Collection, Acc. 1989-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul Studenski Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0012-ref27
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Alexander Graham Bell's Tetrahedral Kite Experiments

Collection Creator:
Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection, Acc. XXXX-0549, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0549, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0549-ref8

Bell Tetrahedral Kite Experiments

Collection Creator:
Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection, Acc. XXXX-0549, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl H. Claudy Photography collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0549-ref9

Carl H. Claudy Photography collection

Creator:
Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957  Search this
Names:
Wright Flyer Army Trials -- Fort Myer, Vir.  Search this
Baldwin, Thomas  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Claudy, C. H. (Carl Harry), 1879-1957  Search this
Extent:
1.95 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box; 2 flat boxes; 13 clamshells)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1906-1910
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).
Scope and Content:
The Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection, held by the Archives Division of the National Air and Space Museum, consists of 249 glass plate negatives, mainly 4x5 inches in area, taken by Claudy from 1907 to 1909 and photographic contact prints made from the negatives. The subject matter of these images are divided into three main categories: Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite experiments (1907); the U.S. Army's trial flights of the Wright brothers' Military Flyer at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908-1909); and lighter than air (LTA) flights including Thomas Baldwin's dirigible Signal Corps No. 1 and free balloon ascents by James C. McCoy's America and A. Leo Stevens' Signal Corps No. 10. The collection includes several prints from negatives broken or lost over time.

The collection photographs may be viewed online through the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) on its web site, http://www.siris.si.edu, or in the Archives Division reading room.
Arrangement:
Collection material has been arranged in the following series:

Series I: Photographs of Alexander Graham Bell's Tetrahedral Kite Experiments (1907)

Series II: Photographs of Wright Flyer Army Trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia (1908-1909)

Series III: Photographs of LTA activity, including Baldwin Signal Corps No. 1 airship flights and several free balloon ascensions (1907-1908)

Series IV: Claudy's original glass plate negatives. Due to the fragile condition of the negatives, this series is not available to researchers.

Series V: Additional material, including Claudy's original negative envelopes and contact prints, copy negatives, and copies of scans of the original negatives on compact discs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Carl Harry Claudy (1879-1957) was a journalist, a talented photographer, and the author of books on photography, aircraft modeling, Freemasonry, science fiction, and children's books. His books and articles include The First Book of Photography: a Primer of Theory and Practice for the Beginner (1918), Beginner's Book of Model Airplanes (1930), and Prize Winners' Book of Model Airplanes (1931). Claudy also wrote a comic strip, Adventures in the Unknown.

During the early 1900s, Claudy photographed several important aeronautical events - Alexander Graham Bell's tetrahedral kite experiments; flights of the airship Signal Corps No. 1, the U.S. Army's first powered aircraft; and the Wright Military Flyer trials at Fort Meyer, Virginia.

Attending these events were well-known figures of the day, and Claudy photographed many of them: Orville and Wilbur Wright, Glenn Curtiss, Alexander Graham Bell, President William Howard Taft, Thomas Baldwin, and Alice Roosevelt. Claudy's photographs are a valuable record of the early days of aeronautics and of the people who played a part in them.
Provenance:
Carl H. Claudy, gift, 1957, XXXX-0549, unknown
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:
U.S. Signal Corps SC-1 free balloon  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Research aircraft  Search this
Kites  Search this
Airships  Search this
Citation:
Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection, Acc. XXXX-0549, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0549
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Carl H. Claudy Photography collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0549
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