Langley Aerodrome in Flight

ID: 2002-10628

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 9A

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Summary

Aerodrome designed by the third Smithsonian Secretary, Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), on one of its brief, unsuccessful, test flights along the Potomac River. Aerodrome is twisting and falling into the river after take-off from the boat nearby.

Subject

Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 21699, but that negative has been lost.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder: 9A

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1903

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Topic

  • Aerodromics
  • Airplanes
  • Boats and boating
  • Langley Aerodrome Tests
  • Secretaries
  • Flight
  • Aeronautics
  • Inventions

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

2002-10628

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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