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Creator:
Watson, Russell  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Aero Squadron  Search this
Watson, Russell  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Aerial photographs
Guidebooks
Postcards
Photographs
Date:
1917-1919
Summary:
This scrapbook contains photographs relating to the 1st Aero Squadron during World War I.
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook with a brown suede cover contains photographs relating to the 1st Aero Squadron during World War I. The images include the following: aircraft; engines; trucks and equipment; graves; trenches; French buildings and landscapes; 1st Aero personnel; aerial photographs; and airfields. This collection also contains a series of French postcards with images of Strasbourg, Nancy, and Metz. There is also a booklet entitled, 'Paris Monumental Metropolitan,' which is a guidebook to attractions in Paris.
Arrangement:
Photo album, folder of postcards, and booklet.
Biographical / Historical:
Russell Watson was a mechanic for the 1st Aero Squadron during World War I. The 1st Aero Squadron was organized in Texas during March of 1913 and served under Brig. General John J. Pershing during the Mexico Punitive Expedition, 1916. During World War I, the 1st Aero Squadron was part of the 1st Corps Observation Group organized in April 1918, and it accomplished successful photographic missions.
Provenance:
Guy E. Watson, Gift, 1994, NASM.1995.0002
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, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aircraft  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Guidebooks
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Russell Watson World War I Photo Album, NASM.1995.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0002