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Curtiss Field Photographs [Nelson]

Names:
Smith, Elinor.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1920s
Summary:
Curtiss Field was located in Garden City, Long Island on the site of what was originally part of Hazelhurst Field. Alfred H. Nelson was a licensed Aircraft & Engine mechanic at Curtiss Field in the 1920s. This collection consists of six black and white and sepia-toned photographs taken at Curtiss Field during that timeframe.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of six black and white and sepia-toned photographs taken at Curtiss Field in the late 1920s. Two of the photographs are 4 by 5 inches in size and the remainder are 8 by 10 inches. Aircraft shown in the photographs include the Sikorsky S-36B and the Sikorsky S-38B Amphibian, including the Sikorsky S-36B Dawn. People shown in the photographs include Alfred H. Nelson, Elinor Smith, Harry Hopkins, and other mechanics and pilots.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Curtiss Field was located in Garden City, Long Island on the site of what was originally part of Hazelhurst Field. Alfred H. Nelson was a licensed Aircraft & Engine mechanic at Curtiss Field in the 1920s.
Provenance:
Neil Anders Nelson, Gift, 2013, NASM.2013.0034
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
Sikorsky (USA) S-38 Amphibion Family  Search this
Sikorsky S-36B  Search this
Curtiss Field -- New York, Garden City  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Curtiss Field Photographs [Nelson], NASM.2013.0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0034
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0034
Online Media:

Lynn V. Blankman Collection

Creator:
Blankman, Lynn V.  Search this
Names:
Curtiss Engineering Corp  Search this
Blankman, Lynn V.  Search this
Francis, Roy  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
0.21 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1906-1959
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs and newspaper clippings chronicling Blankman's exploits in the aviation field. Included are photographs of Roy Francis, as well as other early pioneer aviators; photographs of aircraft including Sikorsky, Curtiss, Martin, Savoia-Marchetti; photographs of a 1930s trip to Alaska in a Sikorsky S-38; and photographs of family and friends. Also included is correspondence from clubs and companies (1916-1929), and a few miscellaneous items such as a 1920 passport.
Biographical / Historical:
Lynn Blankman, pioneer aviation engineer and flyer, was born in 1891. He started his aviation career with Glenn Curtiss, president of the Curtiss Aeroplane Corporation. Blankman was involved with aeroplane and motor construction and performed flying operations on land and water craft, including the construction of early flying boats. From 1914-1917, Blankman served with the War Office of the British Government, and was, among other roles, Chief Inspector. After WWI he served as the Assistant to the President, and manager of Curtiss Engineering Corp. In 1919, he was part of the Wright-Martin Corporation in charge of engineering controls. He headed an expedition to Asia for the shipment of H-16 Flying Boats and Hydro Aeroplanes. In Asia he studied flying routes and established the first air base in Asia near Macao, China. In 1930, Blankman initiated the first consolidation of Aviation/Accessory Companies into one corporation, the Bendix Aviation Corp. In 1933, he negotiated contracts with Rumanian Government for reorganization of military, civil, and airmail contracts with the view to establish manufacturing plants, airlines, and military flying schools. He later turned this over to American interests. Blankman later held various positions at Douglas Aircraft. Over his career, Blankman worked with a total of 18 different aviation motors, as well as marine engines and locomotives.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Oren Lee Martin, Gift, 1989, 1989-0088, 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:
Sikorsky (USA) S-38 Amphibion Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Romania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0088
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0088

Early New York and Long Island Aviation Photography Collection

Creator:
Picheco, Manuel Santana  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk ca. 1910-1929
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of fifty one black and white, 8 by 10 inch copy prints featuring images of aircraft operating in New York and Long Island in the nineteen teens and twenties. Included are the Junkers-Larsen JL-6 (Junkers F 13 a); Curtiss Condor CO Transport (Condor 18, B-20); Curtiss Thrush (Model 56); Curtiss Tanager (Model 54); Curtiss P-6 (YP-6) Hawk; Curtiss XF8C-2 Helldiver; Ansaldo S.V.A. 5 (SV.5); de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4; LWF H Owl; British airship R 34; Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a; Fairchild 21 (FT-1); Fairchild 71; Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor Floyd Bennett; Savoia-Marchetti S.56; Loening (Corp) Air Yacht C2; Stinson (Aircraft) SM-1 Detroiter American Girl; Sikorsky S-38 Amphibion; Dornier Do X; Fairchild (American) Y1C-24 (C-24) Pilgrim; and US Navy ZR-3 Los Angeles.
Biographical / Historical:
Manuel Santana Picheco was soldier stationed at Mitchel Field, Long Island after the First World War. During this time, he also worked in the local photography labs of Court Commercial Photography, a now-defunct entity. Many of the images in this collection are duplicates of Court Commercial photographs.
Provenance:
James I. Gracyalny, 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:
Junkers-Larsen JL-6  Search this
Curtiss Condor Family  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
LWF H Owl  Search this
R 34 (British Rigid Airship)  Search this
Sikorsky (USA) S-38 Amphibion Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Early New York and Long Island Aviation Photography Collection, Acc. XXXX-0619, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0619
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0619
Online Media:

George M. Keightley Collection

Creator:
Keightley, George M., 1889-1967  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Stinson, Katherine  Search this
Stinson, Marjorie  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Photographs
Articles
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes his pilot's log book, old passports, newspaper articles, Early Bird decals, correspondence, and original photographs and postcards. The photographs/postcards include shots of the following aircraft: Stearman (1927) C-3MB mailplane; de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou; Curtiss JN-4Can; Curtiss Condor; Sikorsky S-38BH Amphibian; Deperdussin (UK) 1913 Racer; Republic F-84F Thunderstreak; Alexander Eaglerock A-4, A-12, A-15; Ford Tri-Motor; Bristol Scout; Blériot XI. There are also photos of Ely's flight from the USS Pennsylvania; Katherine and Marjorie Stinson; the graduating class at Berkley, CA; an Eastern Air Transport Building; a Mexican Pan American Airlines hangar; the tombstone of Lt. Reginald E. P. Pryce-Jones; 50 HP Kirkham engine; 3" Koellein-Mieding gun; and "Eaglerock" radiator.
Biographical / Historical:
George Martin Keightley (1889-1967) was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, Inc. He helped develop the Royal Canadian Air Service in World War I, and when the United States entered the war he returned to the US become an instructor for the Army Signal Corps. In World War II he served on the Civil Aeronautics Board as an air safety investigator.
Provenance:
Hetty Keightley, Gift
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:
Attach authorities  Search this
de Havilland (Airco) D.H.4  Search this
Curtiss JN-4Can Canuck  Search this
Sikorsky (USA) S-38 Amphibion Family  Search this
Deperdussin (France) 1913 Monocoque Racer  Search this
Republic F-48F Thunderstreak  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock A-4  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock A-12  Search this
Alexander Eaglerock A-15  Search this
Ford Tri-Motor Family  Search this
Bleriot XI Family  Search this
Stearman (1927) C-3MB  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Articles
Correspondence
Logs (records)
Citation:
George M. Keightley Collection, XXXX-0686, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0686
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0686

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