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Fred Wiseman Scrapbook

Creator:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Wiseman-Peters (Fred Wiseman and J. W. Peters) (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Summary:
Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying.

This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

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.
Arrangement:
Materials are in the order the donor attached them to the scrapbook. Correspondence is often located within the envelope that is attached to the scrapbook. Some materials are loose and have been left in the arrangement in which they were found, unless a portion of a newspaper article could be matched to its other parts.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Wiseman (1875-1961) was born in Santa Rosa, California, and after attending local schools he engaged in both the bicycle and automotive businesses. Wiseman won considerable fame racing Stoddard-Dayton cars on the West Coast as well as in the Chicago area. He became interested in aviation after attending the Wright brothers' homecoming celebration in 1909 and the first Los Angeles aviation meet at Dominguez Field in 1910.

After these two events, Wiseman was convinced he wanted to learn to fly and so he returned to his home in Santa Rosa and persuaded Ben Noonan to put up $10,000 to build a plane. Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. (The first air mail flight sanctioned by the U.S. Post Office in Washington, D.C., took place on September 23, 1911, when Earle Ovington carried mail from Garden City, Long Island, to Mineola; and the first continuously scheduled U.S. air mail service began on May 15, 1918, with routes between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.)

During 1911, Wiseman had an active season of exhibition work, including flying for one week at the California State Fair. However, after this season Wiseman gave up flying because he thought there was no future in it. He sold his plane and returned to the automobile business. He later worked for Standard Oil Company of California. Wiseman was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, an organization of pilots who flew solo in an aircraft prior to December 17, 1916.

Weldon Cooke, another pioneer aviator from California, bought and modified the Wiseman-Peters aircraft, renaming it the Wiseman-Cooke. Cooke flew the Wiseman-Cooke for exhibition and air mail flights. The Wiseman-Cooke aircraft is currently part of the Smithsonian Institution's collections.
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift?, unknown, XXXX-0618, unknown
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:
Automobile racing  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane (1910)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Fred Wiseman Scrapbook, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0618, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0618
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Clubs and Organizations, Tokyo Women's Club

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1892
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Promotion to Brigadier General (October 27, 1954), Congratulatory Letters, Undated cards and letters

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1910
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Clubs and Organizations, Taipei International Women's Club

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.14: Air Task Force 13 (Provisional) (Taipei, Taiwan), Commanding Officer and Vice-Commander, Thirteenth Air Force
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1929
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Noël

Artist:
Loïs Mailou Jones, born Boston, MA 1905-died Washington, DC 1998  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (16.5 x 12.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts
Date:
ca. 1937-1948
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Performing arts\music\piano  Search this
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas  Search this
Object\other\wreath  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist
Object number:
2006.24.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70d1e1d21-9866-4c8f-98f4-b470538ff46f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2006.24.14

Greetings

Artist:
Loïs Mailou Jones, born Boston, MA 1905-died Washington, DC 1998  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
image: 4 7/8 × 6 1/2 in. (12.4 × 16.5 cm) sheet: 9 7/8 × 7 1/4 in. (25.1 × 18.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts
Date:
ca. 1937-1948
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Performing arts\music\piano  Search this
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas  Search this
Object\furniture\lamp  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist
Object number:
2006.24.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7dcb89bd6-7186-40a4-b0a5-a6eae2cf99bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2006.24.15

Christmas Greeting Card

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, born Brooklyn, NY 1877-died White Plains, NY 1949  Search this
Colorist:
Brenda Kuhn, born New York City 1911-died 1993  Search this
Medium:
hand-colored screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 11 1/2 × 8 in. (29.2 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1938
Topic:
Performing arts\music  Search this
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas  Search this
Religion\angel  Search this
Object\written matter\letter  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan
Object number:
2003.78
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f4892678-c062-4c29-a0d7-2fdece5e473f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.78

Christmas Greetings 1934

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, born Brooklyn, NY 1877-died White Plains, NY 1949  Search this
Colorist:
Brenda Kuhn, born New York City 1911-died 1993  Search this
Medium:
hand-colored photo-mechanical relief reproduction of an ink drawing
Dimensions:
image: 5 x 6 3/4 in. (12.7 x 17.2 cm) irregular
Type:
Graphic Arts-Mechanical Reproduction
Date:
1934
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Performing arts\music  Search this
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas  Search this
Object\other\wreath  Search this
Object\written matter\letter  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of LaSalle Spier
Object number:
1980.124.30
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk773d79149-43b3-488d-a7ea-e59db690f570
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1980.124.30

Piano with Christmas Cards

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 8.255 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
snapshot
Subject:
Christmas  Search this
ID Number:
2019.0012.0035
Catalog number:
2019.0012.0035
Accession number:
2019.0012
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Music & Musical Instruments
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-763a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1919132

A Very Special Christmas

Maker:
A&M Records  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 31.115 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
phonograph record, special olympics
phonograph record
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1987
Subject:
Special Olympics  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Special Olympics International (through angels Ciccolo)
ID Number:
2017.0331.16
Accession number:
2017.0331
Catalog number:
2017.0331.16
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Popular Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-af23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1862962

"I Hear America Singing" Twice 55 Community Songs The Brown Book

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 8 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 21.2725 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
sheet music book
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1917
Subject:
Entertainment  Search this
Music  Search this
Patriotic  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Theater, Minstrel Shows  Search this
ID Number:
2017.0218.04
Accession number:
2017.0218
Catalog number:
2017.0218.04
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-9d45-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1864709

Christmas Tide: A Merry Christmas Collection of Songs and Melodies

Maker:
Paull-Pioneer Music Corp.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
song book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1932
Subject:
Music  Search this
Christmas  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.081
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.081
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-243b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1463906

Christmas Music For Everyone

Maker:
Bishops Antiques  Search this
Adams, Rush  Search this
Rubank, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 3/4 in x 9 in; 29.845 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
song book
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1937
Subject:
Music  Search this
Christmas  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.082
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.082
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-243c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1463909

Jingle Bells

Maker:
Calumet Music Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1935
Subject:
Music  Search this
Christmas  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.154
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.154
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-28cd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464823

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Lyricist:
Cahn, Sammy  Search this
Composer:
Styne, Jule  Search this
Maker:
Edwin H. Morris and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1945
Subject:
Music  Search this
Christmas  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.162
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.162
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-262b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464867

Silent Night, Holy Night

Maker:
Calumet Music Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1935
Subject:
Music  Search this
Christmas  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.199
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.199
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-20a0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464988

Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music

Recording artist:
Como, Perry  Search this
Manufacturer:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.0362
Catalog number:
2000.0165.0362
Label number:
LPM-1243
Accession number:
2000.0165
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-7585-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1204062

Christmas Music

Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2575
Label number:
4-42244
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2575
Accession number:
2000.0165
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-824f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206483

Merry Christmas Baby - Intimate Christmas Music for Lovers All Time Christmas Best Sellers

Manufacturer:
Hollywood  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
1996.0153.06858
Label number:
HLP 501
Catalog number:
1996.0153.06858
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-c4f6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231431

Merry Christmas Baby - Intimate Christmas Music for Lovers All Time Christmas Best Sellers

Manufacturer:
Hollywood  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
1996.0153.06859
Label number:
HLP 501
Catalog number:
1996.0153.06859
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-c4f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1231432

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