This collection consists of 202 black and white snapshots of aircraft at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, during the 1930s.
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This collection consists of 202 black and white snapshots of aircraft at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, during the 1930s. These images were taken by John Czajkowski and include aircraft from the following manufacturers: Abrams; Aeronca, Alco, American Eagle, Avro, Barkley-Grow, Bellanca, Berliner, Bleriot, Boeing, Bucker, Buhl, Bushey McGrew, Cairns, Chambers, Chester, Continental, Crosby, Curtiss, de Havilland, Delgado, Douglas, Fairchild, Fleet, Fleetwing, Folkerts, Ford, Fox, Franklin, Great Lakes, Grumman, Gee Bee, Hall, Heath, Hawks, Howard, Keith Rider, Kellet, Keystone, Kinner, Laird, Light, Lockheed, Luscombe, Marcoux-Bromberg, Martin, McKeen, Miles, Miller, Northrop, North American, Pearson Williams, Ryan, Seversky, Sikorsky, SPAD, Stinson, Swallow, Taubman, Taylor, Taylorcraft, Thomas-Morse, Travel Air, Turner, Viking, Vought, Waco, and Wedell-Williams. Note: 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.
The Roosevelt Field Photograph Collection [Czajkowski] is arranged by content type.
Andrew Wrench, Gift, 1999, 1999-0048, unknown
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Bendix Air Races Collection, Acc. NASM.1988.0115, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
This collection consists of approximately 2,850 black and white negatives (approximately 0.54 cubic feet) of photographs taken by James Tenety, Jr. and Peter Sarkis. The vast majority of them are by Tenety, with the images taken by Sarkis numbering approximately 50-60. The negatives are 616 size and show various aircraft, people, and aviation related events. They are arranged alphabetically by subject. Aircraft represented in this collection include models by Aeronca; Aeromarine; Alexander; Antonov; Alliance; Allenbaugh; Avro; Arrow; Armstrong Whitworth; American Eagle; Babcock; Barkley-Grow; Beechcraft; Bell; Bellanca; Bennet; Bennett-Breese; Berliner-Joyce; Bird; Blériot; Boeing; Brewster; BAC (British Aircraft Corp); Brown; Brown-Young; Bucker; Buhl; Burnelli; Bushey-McGrew; Cairns; Cant; Caproni; Caudron; Cessna; Chamberlin; Chambers; Chester; Columbia; Commandaire; Consolidated; Crosby; Crouch-Bolas; Cunningham-Hall; Curtiss; Culver; Davis; de Havilland; Delgado, Dornier; Douglas; Earl Aviation; Eastman; Erco; Fairchild; Federal; Avia (Czech); Fleet; Fleetwings; Focke-Wulf; Folkerts; Fokker; Ford; Franklin (Aircraft Corp); Funk (OH); General Aircraft Corp; Globe; Granville Brothers Aircraft Inc; Great Lakes; Grumman; Gwinn Aircar; Hawker; Hawks; Heath; Hughes; Jones (Ben); Kellett; Keystone; Kinner; Koppen; Keith Rider; Laird; Latécoère; Lincoln (Aircraft); Lockheed; Loening; Luscombe; McDonnell; Martin; Melberg-Greenameier-Ward; Mercury (Aircraft Inc); Meyers (Aircraft); Mignet; Miles; Monocoupe; Morane-Saulnier; Thomas-Morse; Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF); Nicholas-Beazley; New Standard; Nieuport; Noorduyn; North American; Northrop; Parks; Pearson-Williams; Percival; Piper; Pitcairn; Pitt; Porterfield; Raab-Katzenstein; Rearwin; Republic; Ryan; RWD; Savoia-Marchetti; Schreck; Seversky; Short; Sikorsky; Security; Sopwith; SPAD; Spartan (OK); Spencer-Larsen; Star Cavalier; States; Stearman; Stearman-Hammond; Stinson; Supermarine; Sundorph; Swallow; Taylor; Taylorcraft; Thaden; Tilbury-Fundy; Travel Air; Turner-Laird; Verville (Aircraft); Bourdon (Viking); Vought; Volmer; Waco; Wallace; Waterman; Wedell-Williams; Welsh; Westbrook; and Wittman (Steve). People depicted in the images include Hanna Reitsch; Max Constant; J. G. "Tex" Rankin; Alford Joseph "Al" Williams; Douglas "Wrong-Way" Corrigan; Howard Robard Hughes; Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier; Frank Hawks; Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran (Bessie Lee Pittman); Roscoe Turner; Rudy A. Kling; Laura Houghtaling Ingalls; Earl Ortman; Arthur Charles Chester; Lee Gelbach; Steve J. Wittman; Bernarr MacFadden; James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle; J. Errol Boyd; Alex Papana; Fannie Hurst; Barnard Carl Capehart; and Russell Holderman. The collection also contains five pocket sized notebooks kept by Tenety which detail when and where he took many of the photographs. Finally, the collection includes a thumb drive which contains scans of many of the negatives made by the donor.
Biographical / Historical:
James Tenety, Jr. was an aviation photographer based in Corona, New York, working in the period of the 1930s through the 1950s. Tenety worked in and around New York, particularly at Roosevelt Field, North Beach Airport, and Mitchel Field. Peter Sarkis was another aviation photographer based in New York, New York, who worked in approximately the same time period.
Emile Faciane, Gift, 2013
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Bushey B & M - #1 (Bushey-McGrew, Modified Rider "Bumble Bee")
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Drawer AB, Folder 965000-01
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