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Elvie A. Myers World War I Photographs

Identifier: 2013-08-07
The Elvie A. Myers World War I Photographs is a very small collection related to Elvie Myers, an aerial photographer in the United States Army Air Corps during WWI.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of twelve (12) black-and-white photographs. Many of the images have a number on one of the front corners, such as "[G?]-568." Two (2) aerial images, one of which depicts trenches, include very brief captions on the front: "C P. 27 CDT. J. L. Burdett 12-14-18" and "D P. SPL. LT Tissot 12-16-18." The bulk of the images depict military personnel and aircraft. The aircraft are shown in flight, on the ground, and four (4) images depict aircraft accidents. Additionally, there is one (1) image of an artillery piece on the ground.

The collection also includes two (2) photocopies of military paperwork; Myers' enlistment record and Honorable Discharge dated March 24, 1919.


  • 1918-1919


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 file folder)


Elvie A. Myers (born 1889) was an aerial photographer for the United States Army Air Corps at the end of World War I. The collection is comprised of twelve (12) photographs and two (2) documents related to his military service.

Biographical Note: Elvie A. Myers

Elvie A. Myers was born in Huntingdon, Indiana in 1889. Myers enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps on April 18, 1918 and was an aerial photographer during World War I. Private Myers was Honorably Discharged on March 24, 1919. After the war, Myers had a photography studio in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

No further biographical information is known.

Source: Biography derived from collection materials, a 1920 census record, and donor information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Jonathan F. Randolph, whose wife, Jane Hirsch Randolph, was the grandchild of Elvie A. Myers.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.
Guide to the Elvie A. Myers World War I Photographs
Completed - Level 3
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Processing, cataloging and digitization of this collection was made possible by a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) "Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives" grant.
Edition statement
1st Edition

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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