William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection 1903-1964 1908-1930


William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection, 1903-1964, 1908-1930

William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection 1903-1964 1908-1930

The collection compiled by William H. Peters and given to Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn includes 53 photographs of famous aviators and aircrafts from the beginning of man-powered flight through the late 1930s. Included are images of the 1903 Wright Flyer, Glenn Curtiss, Benjamin Foulois, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia and many others. This collection also contains many signed photographs and documents including signatures from Wilbur Wright, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Dr. Hugo Eckner, Edwin Levick and M. Salmond.


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Foulois, Benjamin Delahauf, 1879-1967

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Aviator. From the description of Reminiscences of Benjamin Delahauf Foulois : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481514 U.S. Army officer and aviator. From the description of Papers, 1898-1966 (bulk 1917-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28424348 U.S. Army officer and pioneer aviator. From the description of Benjamin Delahauf Foulois papers, 1898-1966 (bulk 1908-1935). (Unknown). Worl...

Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, inc.

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LeBlanc, Alfred, 1869-1921

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Peters, William H., 1933-

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This collection was created by William H. Peters, a collector of signatures. The photographs were given to Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn Jr. as a gift in hopes of an exchange for his signature. From the guide to the William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection, 1903-1964, 1908-1930, (Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives) ...

Bider, Oskar

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Glenn, John, 1921-2016

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John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (b. July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Guernsey County-d. December 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio), astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio. He attended public schools of New Concord, Ohio, and later graduated from Muskingum College. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1965, and was later a test pilot and joining the United States space program in 1959. He was selected as one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. In February 1962, Glenn became the first American...

Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912

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Pioneer American aviator. From the description of Photograph of Wright near Le Mans, France, 1908. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959525 Wilbur Wright, born April 16, 1867 in Indiana, and his brother, Orville, born Aug. 19 1871 in Dayton, Ohio were inventors of the airplane. The brothers were in the printing and bicycle business in Dayton before they became interested in solving the problems of powered flight. After a series of kite and glider experiments at...

Fonck, René, 1894-1953

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Warchalowski, Adolf

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Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930

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Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) was an aviator and businessman. He developed the first practical amphibious airplane, as well as testing ship-based take-offs and landings. From the description of Glenn Hammond Curtiss photographs of early aviation, circa 1900s-1930s. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 231717817 Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930), a successful motorcycle manufacturer in Hammondsport, New York, became legendary in the aviation world. Curtiss...

Paulhan, Louis

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Bellinger, Patrick N. L., 1885-1962

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Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy. From the description of Papers, 1903-1961. (Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command). WorldCat record id: 49908175 ...

LaGuardia, Fiorello Henry, 1882-1947

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Santos-Dumont, Alberto, 1873-1932

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Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) was an important early pioneer of aviation. Born in Saõ Paulo, Brasil, he moved with his family to Paris in 1891. His studies led him to learn to fly, then build dirigibles and airplanes. After a grave accident in 1910, he became ill with multiple sclerosis. Very depressed, he returned to Brazil in 1928, and died in 1932. From the description of Letter to a friend, 1826 Aug. 14, Val-Mont sur Territet. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: ...

Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

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George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) American aviator and author. From the description of Letter, 1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435312 Lindbergh achieved fame by flying "The Spirit of St. Louis" nonstop from Long Island to Paris in 1927. Within 2 years, he took "The Spirit" on several ...

Maxim, Hiram S. (Hiram Stevens), 1840-1916

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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916), engineer and inventor, was born at Brockway's Mills, near Sangerville, Maine, on 5 February 1840. He became chief engineer to the United States Electric Lighting Company in 1878, and emigrated to England around 1882, opening a workshop in London two years later. He became a naturalised citizen in 1900, and was knighted in 1901. Maxim was the inventor of the Maxim gun, a rapid-firing weapon with a totally automatic action, which was adopted by the British Army...