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Creator:
Mix, Edgar W., 1866-1911  Search this
Names:
Camp d'Auvours  Search this
Gordon Bennett Balloon Race  Search this
Grand Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne, Reims, France  Search this
Mix, Edgar W., 1866-1911  Search this
Extent:
3.77 Cubic feet ((13 shoeboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass slides
Glass negatives
Date:
1900-1910
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 38 cases of glass slides taken by Edgar Mix. The slides reflect aeronautical themes, both lighter- and heavier-than-air subjects from the early 1900s. Subjects photographed by Mix include the Grand Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne (Reims, France), Camp d'Auvours and various aeronautical events taking place in the vicinity of Paris during 1910 and 1911. Also included are images of Mix himself and what appear to be images of his family.
Biographical / Historical:
Edgar W. Mix [1866-1911] was an internationally renowned early balloonist and the second American to win the Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. This he accomplished on October 6, 1909, flying from Zurich, Switzerland to land near Warsaw, Poland.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Carolyn J. Parks, gift, 1998, 1998-0052, NASM
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 -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- France  Search this
Balloons -- France  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass slides
Glass negatives
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0052
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0052