This collection consists of one CD containing sixty-nine high-resolution image scans produced by Chrome Photographic Services. These images were scanned from the collection of Gérard Pommier and the images relate to the aviation careers of Edouard and Charles Nieuport. This collection also contains one cd of 356 low-resolution image scans and photocopies of photographs and French publications.
Biographical / Historical:
Edouard Nieuport (1875-1911) was a French engineer and designer who first worked with motorcycles and automobiles before turning to aircraft. Nieuport's first aircraft was built in 1908, and from this design came the famous Nieuport fighters, which were used by virtually all of the Allied nations during World War I. Nieuport also set world speed records in 1911, before his death later that year when he crashed while demonstrating a fighter to the military. Nieuport's brother, Charles (d. 1913), was also a pilot.
Gérard Pommier, 8/22/2002, Gift
Ted Hammady, 8/22/2002, Gift
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