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Guide to the George S. Pietzcker St. Louis airplane meet photograph album, 1910

Abstract

Collection consists of a photograph album containing 25 developing-out gelatin silver prints of early airplanes and aviators. The album is labeled, "Aero Meet, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1910," and the photographs were taken during this St. Louis Aero Club's meet. The images range in size from 6.25 x 4.5 inches to 7 x 5 inches. Fifteen photographs include views of one or more Wright Brothers' biplanes or parts of them. There are three views of the Bleriot monoplane. Three photos include Theodore Roosevelt, one in a biplane. Aviators pictured include Achibald Hoxsey, French pilot Alfred LeBlanc, Walter Brookins, and Ralph Johnstone. All of the Wright biplanes that are clearly discernible in this album appear to be the Model A or what has been referred to as a transitional model. One negative is available.

Descriptive Summary

Title
George S. Pietzcker St. Louis airplane meet photograph album
Creator
Pietzcker, George S.
Extent
0.1 Linear feet, 1 folder
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of a photograph album containing 25 developing-out gelatin silver prints of early airplanes and aviators. The album is labeled, "Aero Meet, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1910," and the photographs were taken during this St. Louis Aero Club's meet. The images range in size from 6.25 x 4.5 inches to 7 x 5 inches. Fifteen photographs include views of one or more Wright Brothers' biplanes or parts of them. There are three views of the Bleriot monoplane. Three photos include Theodore Roosevelt, one in a biplane. Aviators pictured include Achibald Hoxsey, French pilot Alfred LeBlanc, Walter Brookins, and Ralph Johnstone. All of the Wright biplanes that are clearly discernible in this album appear to be the Model A or what has been referred to as a transitional model. One negative is available.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Theodore Roosevelt with Gov. Herbert Spencer Hadley in rear seat of open car., 1910 October 11
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2. Theodore Roosevelt and others walking., 1910 October 11
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3. Theodore Roosevelt and aviator Arthur Hoxsey seated in Wright biplane in which Roosevelt took his first airplane ride., 1910 October 11
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4. Men standing in front of Wright biplane, pilot Archibald Hoxsey.
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5. French Blriot monoplane in flight. Pilot is Alfred LeBlanc.
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6. Two men on field, French pilot Alfred LeBlanc on left, unidentified man on right.
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7. Wright biplane in flight.
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8. Close-up of two men seated in Wright biplane, Walter Brookins on left, Lewis D. Dozier, the first president of the Aero Club of St. Louis, on right.
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9. Two Wright biplanes in flight.
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10. Blériot monoplane, Alfred LeBlanc as pilot, starting takeoff.
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11. Wright biplane on ground and men. Walter Brookins on left, in front of the airplane.
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12. Wright biplane in flight over airfield.
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13. Wreck of Wright biplane piloted by Ralph Johnstone.
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14. Group of men watching. Third from right is Alfred LeBlanc.
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15. Blériot monoplane, Alfred LeBlanc pilot, in flight over airfield.
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16. Group of men watching. Albert Bond Lambert (middle, with a cigar) is holding a bomb to be dropped on the battleship seen in the bottom of the photograph 21. Lambert was organizer of the aero meet.
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17. Wright biplane either landing or taking off.
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18. Wright biplanes, one piloted by Ralph Johnstone, in flight over one on the airfield with crowd in view.
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19. Group of men seated, standing camera in view. Lewis D. Dozier is seated far left, Albert Bond Lambert, far right.
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20. Wright biplane in flight, profile view.
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21. Wright biplane in flight over the battleship.
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22. Close-up of Wright biplane on ground with pilot Archibald Hoxsey seated, crowd in background.
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23. Two Wright biplanes passing low over airfield, crowd in background.
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24. Wright biplane on ground in front of crowd.
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25. Group of men, from left: Walter Brookins, Archibald Hoxsey, Lewis D. Dozier, possibly President Roosevelt, unidentified man.
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Historical Note

George S. Pietzcker was a St. Louis (St. Louis Co.), Mo., photographer.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George S. Pietzcker St. Louis airplane meet photograph album, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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