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World War I Photographs [Tower Scrapbook]

Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
bulk 1915-1918
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 18 images evidently copied from Tower's personal scrapbook which was loaned to the National Air Museum at some point. The images show equipment, aircraft, and personnel of the United States Air Service during World War I. The images include shots from the following bases: Chanute Field, Illinois; Hazelhurst Field, New York; and Roosevelt Field, New York. Aircraft include: Curtiss JN-4D Jenny; Curtiss JN-4HG Hisso Jenny; LWF V-3; and Standard (NJ) JR-1B. There are also a few images of a Christofferson 1912 Seaplane on a beach near San Francisco, California in 1915.
Biographical / Historical:
Roderick Tower (1892-1961) was the son of Charlemagne Tower, Jr., an United States Ambassador to Russia and Germany. He was a World War I aviator who trained with Quentin Roosevelt at Mineola Air Field on Long Island, New York. After the war, Tower was briefly married to Flora Payne Whitney, who had been engaged to Quentin Roosevelt before World War I. Tower was later both a stock and oil broker.
Provenance:
Colonel Roderick Tower [?], gift, unknown date, NASM.XXXX.1184
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, Military  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Christofferson 1912 Seaplane  Search this
Curtiss JN-4HG Hisso Jenny  Search this
Standard (NJ) JR-1  Search this
LWF V-3  Search this
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
World War I Photographs [Tower Scrapbook], Acc. XXXX-1184, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1184
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg222af19e5-8fcd-4ccc-a60d-16b4436e60e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1184
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