Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association Photograph Collection
The Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association Photograph Collection consists of 25 silver gelatin prints depicting Bell and other members of the Aerial Experiment Association, as well as a souvenir bulletin with additional images. The photographs depict the members of the group, including Glenn Curtiss, Frederick Walker Baldwin, J. A. Douglas McCurdy, Thomas Selfridge, and others. The photographs also depict four out of the five "aerodrome" aircraft they built, both on the ground and in flight, in Nova Scotia and New York. The photographs range in size from 3.75x3 inches to 6.5x4.75 inches. The photographer(s) is unidentified.
The souvenir volume of "bulletins" consists of 8 pages of text and 31 enlarged photographs illustrating the work of the Aerial Experiment Association. The souvenir album was issued April 12, 1909 for the surviving members: Mabel Gardiner Bell, Alexander Graham Bell, Glenn Curtiss, J. A. Douglas McCurdy, and F. W. Baldwin. It discusses Bell's "Kite Cygnet I" and "Cygnet II" in addition to the aerodromes. The collection also includes two later photomechanical prints signed in blue ink by J. A. Douglas McCurdy.
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