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Arnold, Rudy. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
7/5/1937
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-5659
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_365795

Rudy Arnold Photo Collection; Soviet Armaments; Soviet; Armored car; BA-64. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
NASM-2002-23995
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_364178

Arnold, Rudy (Photographer); Chevalier, Maurice (Actor). [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-8459
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_365819

NASM Publications, Images of Flight: The Aviation Photography of Rudy Arnold; Corrigan, Douglas "Wrong-Way". [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
8/15/1938
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-7A49344
Restrictions & Rights:
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Sikorsky (VS-317, S-51) HO3S-1G (USCG); Arnold, Rudy (Photographer); Air Transport, Airports, USA, New York, NY, Floyd Bennett Field. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-6092
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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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection

Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Names:
New York Graphic  Search this
New York Journal-American  Search this
New York School of Photography  Search this
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Extent:
10.91 cubic feet (9,579 photographic items)
25.37 linear feet (38 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1920-1940
Summary:
Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was introduced to photography in 1918. After studying at the New York School of Photography, he worked at the New York Journal-American and the New York Graphic. During his stint at the latter he started to focus on aviation photography. In 1928, Arnold started his own aviation photography business and worked out of the following New York air fields and airports during his career: Roosevelt Field, the old Curtiss Airport, Floyd Bennett Field, and LaGuardia Airport His coverage of a wrecked airliner in upstate New York was the first photograph sent by wire to newspapers across the country. Arnold's work appeared in every aviation magazine, house organs (Douglas, Grumman), and mass circulation magazines as well as many newspapers. He also did motion-picture camera work for Universal and Paramount.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Rudy Arnold's collection of negatives, glass plates and color transparencies, spanning his career as an aviation photographer. The following subjects are included in this collection: civilian and military aircraft; experimental aircraft; seaplanes; airliners; aerial images; helicopters; aviation events and personalities.
Arrangement:
The Rudy Arnold Photo Collection consists of 25.37 linear feet (10.91 cubic feet) of original photographic material. It contains 9,579 original photographic items: Series I contains 5,303 black and white negatives, Series II contains 3,058 color transparencies, Series III contains 447 black and white glass plate negatives and Series IV contains 769 120 mm format negatives and two 8 x 10 inch color transparencies. Each series is organized alphabetically starting with the aircraft company name and designation followed by personalities and various other subjects. The last item is a 3-ring binder with 369 35mm copy slides of a variety of Arnoldテ不 images. While these copy slides are part this collection, they are not counted in the total number of items because they are copies of the Arnold originals.
Biographical / Historical:
Rudy Arnold (1902-1966) was a commercial aviation photographer. He began his career by studying at the New York School of Photography in New York City, New York. Arnold worked for both The New York Journal-American and The New York Graphic as a photographer. By 1928 he had developed an interest in aviation photography and started his photography business. He primarily worked out of Floyd Bennett Field, Roosevelt Field and LaGuardia Airport in New York for aviation magazines and newspapers and aviation industry house organs. Arnold photographed both civil and military aircraft, including airplanes, airships, and helicopters. While Arnold took images on the ground, he used air-to-air photography extensively. Rudy Arnoldテ不 photography was and still is considered to be artistic as well as a great documentary source. His photography was widely published during his career and still is today. Rudy Arnold's aviation photography career is documented in the book Images of Flight: The Aviation Photography of Rudy Arnold by E.T. Woodridge (Smithsonian Institution, 1986).

The bulk of the images were taken between circa 1920 through 1940 on Long Island, New York. The majority of these images are of American aircraft. Some of the represented manufacturers are Grumman, Douglas, Lockheed and Curtiss. In addition, the collection contains images Arnold took of aviation personalities including Douglas Corrigan, Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post and Howard Hughes. There are also images of United States military personal, armaments and vehicles, Atlantic coastal defense, as well as aircraft models and civilian vehicles, among other topics.

The collection was held by the Arnold family for many years. It suffered water damage prior to being accessioned by the Archives Division. The damage is more noticeable in the color material where there are color variations. However, in most cases the aircraft in the image is not disfigured. This collection was housed in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum for several years before being transferred the Archives Division. Prior to the Archives Division rehousing the collection, the materials were in acidic paper jackets and housed in shoes boxes. These jackets had Arnoldテ不 original caption and negative number. Most of the jackets were intact but a few were missing or has been damaged by moisture. After capturing the information on these jackets, the Archives Division has rehoused the collection and the individual items are now in mylar enclosers in acid free jackets and boxes.
Provenance:
Dagmar Arnold-Wahlforss, gift, 1980-1990
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Research aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. XXXX-0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0356
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356
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Air Transport, Airports, USA, New York (NY), Floyd Bennett Field. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airports  Search this
Local number:
NASM-136359
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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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364063

Air Transport, Airports, USA, New York, NYC, Floyd Bennett Field. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-136376
Restrictions & Rights:
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Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress "Snafu". [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0151
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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Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0153
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365731

Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1941
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0172
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_365732

Budd RB-1 Conestoga. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0190
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365735

Consolidated B-24 Family (See also: C-87, C-109, PB4Y, RY) Liberator. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0211
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_365736

Convair XF-92A. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0246
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_365738

Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0403
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365746

Douglas DC-3; American Airlines. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0447
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365752

Douglas R3D-2. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1941
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0477
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365757

Erco 415C Ercoupe. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0554
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365766

Firestone XR-9B. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0564
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365767

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat. [photograph]

Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0650
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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edanmdm:siris_arc_365770

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