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Paul Davis Early Aviation Photograph Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 2002-07-23
The Paul Davis Early Aviation Photograph Collection is comprised of 16 black-and-white 3.25x4.5" photographs featuring early aircraft. The photographs were taken by an unidentified photographer in 1910 and 1911 in New York, including some during the 1910 Belmont International Aviation Meet. There are two copies of each photograph and nearly all include a brief handwritten caption on the reverse that provides some contextual information, such as date, names, aircraft model and/or manufacturer, and location. Identified aircraft include the Queen-Martin biplane, the Grahame-White New Baby biplane, and the Dietz paraplane. Additional manufacturers include are Curtiss, Nieuport, Sopwith, and Farman. Identified people include "Atwood," Earle Ovington, Hubert Latham, and "Lt. Brookins."


  • 1910-1911

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 letter size folder )


No further accruals are expected.
Guide to the Paul Davis Early Aviation Photograph Collection
Completed - Level 2
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Revision Statements

  • October 2020: Added accruals note, updated related agents.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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