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Early Aviation in 1910 and 1911 Scrapbook

Creator:
Culver, C. C.  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1911
Summary:
This collection consists of a scrapbook covering the International Aviation Meet at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York in October 1910, the Aero Meet at Grant Park, Chicago in August 1911, as well as other early aviation activities.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook covering the International Aviation Meet at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York in October 1910, including the statistics of airplanes involved, official Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) barograph records, and numerous photographs of participants with their aircraft. The scrapbook also includes coverage of the Aero Meet at Grant Park, Chicago in August 1911 as well as other early aviation activities. Pilots shown in the scrapbook include Glenn Hammond Curtiss; Augustus Post; Arch Hoxsey; Harry Harkness; Frank M. Kennedy; William S. Luckey; Hugh Armstrong Robinson; Roy Carrington Kirtland; Harry Graham; Frederick E. Humphreys; and Frank Purdy Lahm. Aircraft shown in the scrapbook include models by Curtiss; Wright; Blériot; Antoinette; Santos-Dumont; Clément-Bayard; Farman; Baldwin (Thomas); Grahame-White; and the Frisbie 1910 Biplane. An inscription inside the front cover of the album reads, "To Glenn H. Curtiss, With the compliments of C. C. Culver, Lt. Col. A.C., Langley Field, Va, June 1, 1929."
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The second International Aviation Meet took place at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York from October 22 to 30, 1910. Numerous prizes were awarded throughout this tournament in relation to speed, altitude, duration, and distance. Another major aviation meet took place at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois in August 1911.
Provenance:
Unknown, material found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0299
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
Air pilots  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Citation:
Early Aviation in 1910 and 1911 Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0299, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0299
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0299
Online Media:

Piper PA-12 (Super Cruiser) Around the World Flight Photo Album [Evans and Truman]

Creator:
Courtesy Associates  Search this
Extent:
0.29 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Date:
1947
Summary:
From August 9 to December 10, 1947, Clifford Evans and George Truman circled the globe in their Piper Super Cruisers, the first time light personal aircraft accomplished such a feat. This collection consists of a photo album documenting the preparation for their around the world flight.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a photo album documenting the preparation for Clifford Evans and George Truman's around the world flight in their Piper Super Cruisers. Many of the photographs have captions and a few have attached press releases. The photographs show Evans and Truman posed with their aircraft, scenes of both pilots with their families, interior views of the aircraft, scenes of both pilots studying maps and charts and selecting survival equipment, and many images from the ceremony where the aircraft were christened at Washington National Airport. The album ends with images of the departure of both aircraft from Teterboro, New Jersey on August 9, 1947 to begin the flight.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
From August 9 to December 10, 1947, Clifford Evans and George Truman circled the globe in their Piper Super Cruisers, the first time light personal aircraft accomplished such a feat. Evans flew the City of Washington while Truman flew the City of The Angels. Neither Evans nor Truman was wealthy, so they had to convince Piper, Lycoming, and other manufacturers to donate the necessary equipment. Finally, they were able to arrange for two fully equipped, secondhand Piper Super Cruisers to be furnished for the trip. These planes were modified by the addition of a metal, rather than wood, fixed-pitch propeller, extra instruments, sophisticated radio and navigation equipment, and two extra 50-gallon fuel tanks for a total supply of 138 gallons to allow for 26 hours of endurance. They also carried survival equipment. Evans built a drift meter to help with navigation for both aircraft as well. The two planes were christened on July 25, 1947 at Washington National Airport with water flown in from both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and their flight officially began when they left from Teterboro, New Jersey on August 9, 1947. The flight took just over four months and encompassed 22,436 miles. Weather was the biggest problem, confining them to the ground for many days. However, when they arrived back at back at Teterboro Airport on December 10, 1947, the only mishap was a damaged tail wheel on one of the landings. During their final stretch across the United States, the "Modern Magellans," as they were billed, were celebrated with dinners and receptions and were greeted by President Harry Truman in Washington, DC.
Provenance:
Unknown, item found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0226.
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
Piper PA-12 (Super Cruiser)  Search this
Flights around the world  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Citation:
Piper PA-12 (Super Cruiser) Around the World Flight Photo Album [Evans and Truman], NASM.XXXX.0226, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0226
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0226
Online Media:

Betty Skelton Collection

Creator:
Skelton, Betty, 1926-  Search this
Names:
Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATS, "Mercury 13")  Search this
Pitts Aviation Enterprises, Inc.  Search this
Pitts S-1 Special, Little Stinker  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
8.21 Cubic feet (10 legal document boxes, 4 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Advertisements
Clippings
Date:
circa 1920-2005
Summary:
In 2002 Betty Skelton donated a collection of materials outlining her career as an aviatrix and race car driver to the National Air and Space Museum. The donated material consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists primarily of news clippings, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, and scrapbooks covering the span of Ms. Skelton's career.
Arrangement:
The collection has been divided into three series. The first series contains information on Betty Skelton's personal life, including birth and wedding announcements and family photos. The second, pertaining to her professional life, spans a broad range of materials covering the various careers pursued by Ms. Skelton. The third series consists of oversized items such as scrapbooks and large format magazines. Each series is further divided by format (i.e. news clippings, brochures, and photographs) and then chronologically.

SERIES I: Personal

News clippings; Photographs

SERIES II: Professional

News clippings, Programs and Pamphlets; Correspondence; Magazines/Press Releases; Photographs; Negatives

SERIES III: Oversized Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Betty Skelton Frankman, noted aviatrix, automobile test driver, race car driver, and business woman, was born in 1926 in Pensacola, Florida. Her interest in aviation was kindled at a young age while watching Navy stunt pilots practice. Soon, she and her parents began taking flying lessons and Betty soloed for the first time at age 12, four years before the legal age. As soon as she was legally able, age 16, Betty got her pilot's license. At age 19 she joined the Civil Air Patrol while also working as a flight instructor at her father's aviation school. She began a professional career as an aerobatic pilot in 1946, flying a 1929 Great Lakes 2T1A biplane. In 1948, while flying that aircraft, Betty won her first International Aerobatic Championship for Women. She would repeat this achievement in 1949 and 1950 while flying a Pitts-Special S-1C that she nicknamed "Little Stinker." By 1951 Betty realized that she had gone as far as a woman could go in aviation and retired.

Through a chance meeting with Bill France, the founder of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), Betty began a second career as a test and race car driver. She set multiple land speed records and two transcontinental speed records. Her work with Dodge and Chevrolet led her to her next career as an advertising executive for Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency, the firm that handled Chevrolet advertising.

In 1959, Betty was given the opportunity to train with the original Mercury 7 astronauts. She completed the same physical and physiological tests as the astronauts, but knew a woman was not destined to be the first American in space. The experience resulted in only a cover story in LOOK magazine (Vol. 24 No. 3 Feb. 2, 1960). In 1965, Betty married Donald Frankman and, eventually, the two moved to Florida and started a real estate business.

Betty held more combined aviation and automotive records than any other person. Her aviation achievements included: a world speed record for piston engine aircraft (unofficial), two light plane altitude records, and three international aerobatic championships. Her achievements in the automotive field included a women's closed course speed record (144.02 mph), a speed record for 200-249 cubic inch piston displacement (105.8 mph), a 24-hour stock car endurance record, a transcontinental record New York to Los Angeles (56 hrs 58 mins.), four land speed records, a South American transcontinental auto speed record, and multiple Bonneville Speed and Endurance Records.

She was also inducted into many halls of fame including, the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame, the NASCAR International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Corvette Hall of Fame, the Tampa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. In 1985, Betty and Don donated her Pitts Special "Little Stinker" to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM). It currently hangs at the entrance to NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles, Virginia. Betty and her second husband, Dr. Allan Erde, retired to The Villages, Florida, a popular retirement community where many residents use golf carts to get from place to place. But Betty, in keeping with her moniker as the "fastest woman on Earth," drove a bright red Corvette convertible. She died at her home on August 31, 2011, at the age of 85.

The following timeline covers key events in Skelton's life, as well as in the aerospace and automotive industries. Events involving Skelton are shown in normal type while those of the latter are shown in italics.

Timeline of Betty Skelton

6/28/1926 -- Betty is born in Pensacola, Florida

May 1927 -- Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo west to east transatlantic flight

May 1932 -- Amelia Earhart becomes first women to solo across the Atlantic

1937 -- Amelia Earhart and Captain Fred Noonan go missing

12/7/1941 -- Bombing of Pearl Harbor forces American entry into World War II

1942 -- Officially soloed and received pilot's license at age 16

1944 -- Women's Airforce Service Pilots program ends

1945 -- Joins the Civil Air Patrol, eventually achieving rank of Major

May 1945 -- End of War in Europe

August 1945 -- Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed by Japanese surrender and end of World War II

1946 -- Begins career as aerobat at Southeastern Air Exposition in Jacksonville, Florida

1947 -- The United States Air Force becomes an independent military service Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier becoming the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound

1948 -- Becomes International Aerobatics Champion for women Buys "Little Stinker" Orville Wright dies at age 76 Berlin Airlift begins operation NASCAR is formed

1949 -- Pilots the smallest plane to cross the Irish Sea Represents United States in RAF Pageant – Belfast, Ireland Sets World Light Plane Altitude Record (~26,000 ft) First non-stop round the world flight is made by Capt. James Gallagher Represents United States in International Air Pageant – London, United Kingdom Unofficially sets world Speed Record for engine aircraft (426 mph) Retains title as International Aerobatics Champion for women

1950 -- Retains title of International Aerobatics Champion for women Becomes hostess of radio program "Van Wilson's Greeting Time"

1951 -- Four monkeys become the first living creatures to travel in space Retires from Flying Sets World Light Plane Altitude Record (~29,000 ft)

1953 -- Jacqueline Cochran becomes first women to fly faster than the speed of sound Stars in a movie short about motor boat jumping Meets Bill France and takes first ride in pace car

1954 -- Sets Stock Car Flying Mile Record (105.88 mph) Sets new world women's closed course record (144.02 mph) Sets new world women's closed course record (143.44 mph) First woman to drive an Indy Car

1955 -- Participates in Stock Car Endurance Run

1956 -- Becomes an advertising executive for Campbell-Ewald Participates in Stock Car Endurance Run First successful launch of a Chrysler Redstone Rocket from Cape Canaveral Sets new land speed record (145.044 mph) Sets transcontinental record New York to Los Angeles (56 hrs 58 mins)

1957 -- Sputnik 2 carries first dog into space Participates in Mobilgas Economy Run Sputnik is launched by the Soviet Union

1958 -- United States launches Explorer 1, the first US satellite to enter Earth's orbit National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is established South American Transcontinental Auto Speed Record (41hrs 14 mins)

1959 -- Trains with Mercury 7 astronauts

1960 -- Participates in Mobilgas Economy Run

1961 -- Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space Participates in Mobilgas Economy Run Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space

1962 -- Cuban Missile Crisis Participates in Baja Run

1963 -- John F. Kennedy is assassinated Valentina Tereshkova becomes first women in space

1965 -- Sets new land speed record (315 mph) Marries Donald A. Frankman

1967 -- An accident during testing of Apollo 1 kills Virgil Grissom, Roger Chaffee, and Edward White

1969 -- Successfully lobbies to end discrimination against female pilots in air racing Becomes Vice President of Campbell-Ewald's new Women's Market and Advertising Department Apollo 11 is launched with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, making Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon

1970 -- Explosion onboard Apollo 13 First scheduled service of the Boeing 747

1972 -- The last manned mission to the moon, Apollo 17 is completed President Nixon announces funding for the building of a reusable space shuttle

1974 -- Charles Lindbergh dies at age 72

1975 -- Apollo/Soyuz Test Project and Soyuz 19 successfully dock in Earth orbit

1977 -- Begins working for First Florida Realty Publishes book Little Stinker British Airways and Air France begin regular Concorde service from New York's JKF Airport National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launches Voyager I & II

1980 -- Jacqueline Cochran dies at age 74

1981 -- Space Shuttle Columbia launches for the first shuttle mission

1983 -- Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

1985 -- Donates Little Stinker to NASM

1986 -- Space Shuttle Challenger explodes on take off Soviet Union launches Mir Space Station

1988 -- Inducted into International Aerobatic Hall of Fame (1st woman)

1989 -- Destruction of the Berlin Wall

1993 -- Inducted into NASCAR International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1st woman) Inducted into Florida Women's Hall of Fame

1997 -- Inducted into Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame Mars Pathfinder lands on surface of Mars

2001 -- Space Station Mir ends its 15 year life in space Inducted into Corvette Hall of Fame (1st woman) Donald A. Frankman dies

2003 -- Concorde service between the United States and Europe ends Inducted into International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame

2005 -- Marries Allan Erde Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame

2008 -- Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

8/31/2011 -- Betty dies at her home in The Villages, Florida
Provenance:
Betty Skelton, Gift, 2001
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:
Pitts S-1 Special  Search this
Pitts aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Advertisements
Clippings
Citation:
Betty Skelton Collection, NASM.2002.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0002
See more items in:
Betty Skelton Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0002
Online Media:

John Guy Gilpatric Collection

Creator:
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950  Search this
Names:
United States. Army. Air Service. 1st Aero Squadron  Search this
Gilpatric, John Guy, 1896-1950  Search this
Extent:
2.17 Cubic feet (10 folders, 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1910-1950
bulk 1910-1918
Summary:
John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, licenses and identity cards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals, which chronicle his aviation career and military service.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains four scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and periodicals. The collection also includes Gilpatric's Aero Club of American issued pilot license and his American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) identity and pilot identity card. Correspondence includes three letters from Glenn H. Curtiss and Jimmy Doolittle. The scrapbooks contain photographs, clippings and ephemera, including the follow subjects: Gilpatric's early aviation career as both an aviator and an instructor with the Moisant Flying School, Sloane Aviation School, the Royal Canadian air cadets; early aircraft such as the Sloane Flying Boat, the Nieuport 27, Curtiss JN-2, as well as Wright, Bleriot, Farman, and Deperdussin aircraft; and early aviators Charles Niles; DeLloyd Thompson; Art Smith; Bert Acosta; Claude Grahame-White; George W. Beatty; William Knox Martin; George M. Dyott; John E. Sloane; and Robert Y. Hoshino, a Japanese aviator. One scrapbook focuses on Gilpatric's service in the AEF in World War I with photographs of zeppelins, soldiers and aviators, aerial reconnaissance photography, destroyed villages, and graves. Photographs found in the videodisc prints are most likely copied from the scrapbooks or smaller images that had been removed from albums.

Note: Where indicated, the digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Materials were arranged by physical location.
Biographical / Historical:
John Guy Gilpatric (1896-1950) was one of America's earliest aviators. Although not officially an Early Bird, he first learned to fly in 1912 at the age of sixteen. That same year he gained notoriety by setting a new American record when he reached an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet with a passenger on board. During his teenage years, Gilpatric gave flying lessons and flew in air exhibitions, eventually becoming employed as a test-pilot. He later worked as an aviation instructor in Toronto, Canada, teaching the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Following the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, Gilpatric enlisted in the Army Air Service as a First Lieutenant, where he was stationed overseas as Engineering Officer, First Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Upon returning to the United States in 1919, he left the world of aviation behind and worked in advertising. Gilpatric is probably best known, however, for his subsequent career as a writer, during which time he wrote the Saturday Evening Post series, "Colin Glencannon," among numerous other books and articles.
Provenance:
Unknown, gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0220
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:
Photographic reconnaissance systems  Search this
Aerial reconnaissance  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics--Canada  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
John Guy Gilpatric Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0220, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0220
See more items in:
John Guy Gilpatric Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0220
Online Media:

Chuck Yeager

Artist:
Peter Strongwater, 1941 - 2014  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, 13 Feb 1923 - 7 Dec 2020  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.9 × 35 cm (13 3/4 × 13 3/4")
Sheet: 50.8 × 40.8 cm (20 × 16 1/16")
Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
October 1982
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Wings  Search this
Personal Attribute\Teeth  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Male  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Military\Air Force\Officer  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager: Military\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Christopher Murray
Object number:
NPG.84.170
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Strongwater/Govinda Gallery
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45e5951ea-034e-4c5a-bea4-094bb6fb06f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.170

Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks

Creator:
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Moisant Aviation School  Search this
Moisant International Aviators, Inc.  Search this
Audemars, Edmond  Search this
Barrier, Rene  Search this
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957  Search this
Cabrera, Manuel Estrada  Search this
Carranza, Venustiano, General  Search this
Frisbie, John J.  Search this
Garros, Roland  Search this
Jerwan, Shakir S., 1881-1942  Search this
Miller, Bernetta Adams.  Search this
Moisant, Alfred, 1862-1929  Search this
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964  Search this
Niles, Charles  Search this
Quimby, Harriet, 1875-1912  Search this
Simon, Rene  Search this
Extent:
0.87 Cubic feet (2 boxes; 1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
1911-1919
Summary:
The Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection contains material from the period 1911-1919. During this period, Jerwan was Chief Pilot at the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York, and Director of Military Aviation for the government of Guatemala.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents events in Shakir S. Jerwan's career during the period of 1911 to 1919. Scrapbook photographs (many signed) feature Jerwan's pupils and pilots at the Moisant School and of the Moisant International Aviators, including Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Bernetta Adams Miller, Roland Garros, René Barrier, René Simon and Edmond Audemars. Other photographs include John Frisbie and his man-carrying kites, Charles Niles and his Looper, and Monoplane, Jerwan's flying dog. Also included are a brochure and drawings for the Aeromotor Boat, designed by Shakir Jerwan and his brother, Fuad (Fred) Jerwan. Correspondence includes letters between Shakir Jerwan and Manuel Estrada Cabrera, president of Guatemala, and Venustiano Carranza, later president of Mexico.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one photographic album and one scrapbook.
Biographical / Historical:
Shakir Saliba Jerwan (1881-1942), the son of a Protestant minister, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, then part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1904, Jerwan immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1910. In 1911, he learned to fly, earning F.A.I. license number 54. Jerwan was chief pilot for the Moisant School of Aviation, Garden City, New York from 1912 to 1914. From 1915 to 1919 he served as Director of Military Aviation in Guatemala. Jerwan returned to the United States in 1919. His later career was as a hotelier. He was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation.
Provenance:
Shakir S. Jerwan, gift, date unknown, XXXX-0231
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 -- History  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Guatemala  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1910-1920  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Air pilots -- Correspondence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks Collection, Acc. XXXX.0231, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0231
See more items in:
Shakir S. Jerwan Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0231
Online Media:

Richard E. Byrd

Artist:
William F. Engelmann, 20th century  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Evelyn Byrd, 25 Oct 1888 - 11 Mar 1957  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
68.6 × 45.7 cm (27 × 18")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1932
Topic:
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Male  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
43683 NASM
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d1c90957-7803-4ab6-9429-cfa54ac0de73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_43683_NASM

Bernt Balchen

Artist:
Paul Laune, 1899 - 1977  Search this
Sitter:
Bernt Balchen, 1899 - 1973  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 76.2 × 61cm (30 × 24")
Frame: 96.5 × 78.7cm (38 × 31")
Type:
Painting
Date:
early 1960s
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Male  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Science and Technology\Engineer\Mechanical  Search this
Bernt Balchen: Military\Air Force  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
AZ990023
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a0a0287a-ae1c-4c4a-96fd-ef2660c8c2c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AZ990023

Richard Evelyn Byrd

Artist:
Margaret Fernald Dole, 1896 - 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Evelyn Byrd, 25 Oct 1888 - 11 Mar 1957  Search this
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Home Furnishings\Globe  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookshelf  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Male  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
CT990137
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cba6832e-e50a-4d8f-b628-ab9c7df89485
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CT990137

Richard E. Byrd

Artist:
William F. Engelmann, 20th century  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Evelyn Byrd, 25 Oct 1888 - 11 Mar 1957  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
With Base: 20.3 × 17.8 cm (8 × 7")
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Male  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
DC520007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4147478ed-0d47-42cc-9484-d413a08c4d3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC520007

Richard Evelyn Byrd

Artist:
Felix George Weihs de Weldon, 1907 - 2 Jun 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Evelyn Byrd, 25 Oct 1888 - 11 Mar 1957  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 76.2 cm (30")
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket\Parka  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Male  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Geographic Society
Object number:
DC900278
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41b08d5d4-510e-44b0-abb5-4eee826922c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC900278

Richard Evelyn Byrd

Artist:
Jay Morton, 1911 - 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Evelyn Byrd, 25 Oct 1888 - 11 Mar 1957  Search this
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1980
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Male  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
FL990199
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a6d5cf7f-142a-48b1-9a8c-9cd22ac930be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_FL990199

John S. McCain III

Artist:
Steve Pyke, born 1957  Search this
Sitter:
John McCain, 29 Aug 1936 - 25 Aug 2018  Search this
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 51.2 × 50.7 cm (20 3/16 × 19 15/16")
Sheet: 61.4 × 61.1 cm (24 3/16 × 24 1/16")
Mat: 81.2 × 66 cm (31 15/16 × 26")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
2005 (printed 2018)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
John McCain: Male  Search this
John McCain: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
John McCain: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
John McCain: Politics and Government\US Senator\Arizona  Search this
John McCain: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
John McCain: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Arizona  Search this
John McCain: Military\Navy  Search this
John McCain: Military\Prisoner of War  Search this
John McCain: Purple Heart  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2018.42
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2005, Steve Pyke
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e987cfbe-db78-45b1-8c24-b53c323e077f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2018.42

Raynal Cawthorne Bolling

Artist:
John Elliott, 1858 - 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling, 1877 - 1918  Search this
Dimensions:
30 × 22cm (11 13/16 × 8 11/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1918-1925
Topic:
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Male  Search this
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Raynal Cawthorne Bolling: Military\Air Force  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: U.S. Steel Corporation
Object number:
NY900655
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41f56f07a-f055-449c-8cb6-e17431b0f159
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY900655

Richard Evelyn Byrd

Artist:
Seymour Millais Stone, 11 Jun 1877 - ?  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Evelyn Byrd, 25 Oct 1888 - 11 Mar 1957  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Painting
Date:
Early-mid 20th century
Topic:
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Male  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Richard Evelyn Byrd: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
NY990795
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm492408001-f494-41da-bba0-5b4d8c47c3e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY990795

Study for Henry Howard Houston Woodward

Artist:
Violet Oakley, 10 Jun 1874 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Howard Houston Woodward, 1896 - 1918  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.2 × 63.5cm (30 × 25")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1921
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Raincoat  Search this
Study  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Male  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Military\Army\Officer\World War I  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
2013.23.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4424018f7-d2e8-4bbd-bc8c-76e236b1d395
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2013.23.1.2

Study for Henry Howard Houston Woodward

Artist:
Violet Oakley, 10 Jun 1874 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Howard Houston Woodward, 1896 - 1918  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 61 × 45.7cm (24 × 18")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1921
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Vehicle\Airplane  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Raincoat  Search this
Study  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Male  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Military\Army\Officer\World War I  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
2013.23.1.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d360ba38-9eef-4b71-916d-7499fb2812f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2013.23.1.3

Study for Henry Howard Houston Woodward

Artist:
Violet Oakley, 10 Jun 1874 - 1961  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Howard Houston Woodward, 1896 - 1918  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 142.2 × 101.6cm (56 × 40")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1921
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Vehicle\Airplane  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Raincoat  Search this
Study  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Male  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Military\Army\Officer\World War I  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
2013.23.1.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d4cebcc5-c9ad-43e8-a793-a6d1fe2576eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2013.23.1.4

Walter Wellman

Artist:
Elsa Kramer  Search this
Sitter:
Walter Wellman, 1858 - 1934  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
Frame: 43.2 × 35.6cm (17 × 14")
Image: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Walter Wellman: Male  Search this
Walter Wellman: Literature\Writer  Search this
Walter Wellman: Natural Resources\Explorer  Search this
Walter Wellman: Science and Technology\Aviator\Aeronaut  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
CT990120
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d5e17f8e-ca04-43cb-8084-1c786679c013
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CT990120

Portrait of Henry Howard Houston Woodward

Artist:
Princess Maria Eristoff Kazak, 1857 - 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Howard Houston Woodward, 1896 - 1918  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher (estimate): 229.9 × 139.7cm (90 1/2 × 55")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1917
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Nature & Environment\Rock  Search this
Nature & Environment\Sun  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Male  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Military\Army\Officer\World War I  Search this
Henry Howard Houston Woodward: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Heather Karlie Vieira Fine Arts
Object number:
DLR01695
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46946c031-c476-4d3e-b1a2-89ec5bf205b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR01695

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